The Greatest of These

No one would question the importance of love in the Christian life. Love is the very heart of the gospel. The good news is that God loves us and has given His Son for our salvation.

There is, however, another side to this love story. John puts it well: “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another”
(1 John 4:11).

Simple, you say?

Perhaps. Yet sometimes difficult.

To live above with saints in love
Will be eternal glory;
To live below with saints we know
Is quite another story.

What will happen to our relationships with other Christians if we allow the love of Christ to rule in our hearts?

We will be quick to forgive. We will be slow to wrath. We will be careful with our words. We will shut our ears to gossip and grumbling. We will want to share our blessings. We will find it more blessed to give than to receive.

And that’s only the beginning! The Lord will continually give opportunities to show His love to others.

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another”
(John 13:35).

D. L. Moody said: “There are two ways of being united — frozen together, and melted together. What Christians need most is to be united in brotherly love.”

Amen, Mr. Moody. Amen!