Love With Persistence

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In his book entitled Love More, Sin Less, Aubrey Johnson says, “The call of the gospel is a call to love. We are summoned by God’s love to share in the fellowship of loving spirits in heaven and on earth (Philippians 2:1-2). Making a commitment to the love-based life is the best decision one can ever make.”

As Christians, we live in a world that is known more for “self” instead of “selflessness.” Generally speaking, this worldly attitude on love creates challenges for us. As we seek to put others first, others may not reciprocate this mindset. Therefore, we must be persistent and not be pushed back when loving our fellow man as Scripture directs us. Let us remember:  

• We must love one another (John 13:34-35)
• We must serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
• We must abound in love (1Thess. 3:12)
• We must love our enemies (Matthew 5:44)
• We must remember love is patient (1 Cor. 13:4)

As we engage an embattled world, may we equip ourselves with the love of Christ. Colossians 3:14-15 says, “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”

Allen Jones
South Green Street church of Christ
Glasgow, KY

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