D. Scott Meadows
Love is everything, ethically speaking, according to the Bible. Hence it is so important that we understand what Christian love really is. Paul describes it in many ways in 1 Corinthians 13, “the love chapter,” poetic in its beauty. Let us focus on verse five where he tells us what love is not. Perhaps we are prone to think love may be consistent with these things, which Paul denies.
(6) Love is the fulfilling of the Law, the doing of which is so much for our neighbor’s benefit. “He that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Rom 13:8). As love for God includes the whole First Table of the Law, so love for our neighbor includes the Second: with reason [it is] called “the fulfilling of the law,” for it causes an affectionate and obedient respect unto every commandment of the Second Table. And there is not one of these precepts [that is not] hugely for the good of mankind.
Pastor John Newton takes up an immensely practical question in this 28th letter of 41 on religious subjects: discerning God’s will for decision-making.
How can one who loves the Lord Jesus in sincerity choose but to love all saints, though of different persuasions, since, notwithstanding that difference, they are all so dear to Him that He gave His life as a ransom for them all? The blood of God was shed for every one of them that there might be a price paid sufficient for their redemption…The Apostle Peter gives this charge in 1 Peter 4:8: “Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
The love of Christ operates upon us by begetting in us love to Him…Oh, we love Jesus! Brothers and sisters, we truly love Him. His name is sweet as the honeycomb, and His word is precious as the gold of Ophir. His person is very dear to us. From His head to His foot, He is altogether lovely. When we get near Him and see Him at the last, methinks we shall swoon away with excess of joy at the sight of Him!
The Lord’s Day
The Golden Age of Puritan Preaching Dr. Joel R. Beeke
The Pastor’s Use of the Law (1) Albert N. Martin
The Foundations of the Sabbath (1) Dr. Alan J. Dunn
The Church as the Bride of Christ Gordon Cook
God’s Design and Plan for Husbands (1) Jeff Smith
The New Covenant People of God and Paedobaptism (1) Dr. Alan J. Dunn