Man’s Duty to Love Christ   1 comment

Medieval Christ in Majesty

Above:  Medieval Christ in Majesty

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1 Cor. 16, 22

I.

It is a plain command–“Love the Lord with all thy heart.”  Based upon his nature.  Thus we acknowledge the testimony of the Father.

Not to live him is sin against our own souls, moral suicide to reject our only hope of salvation.

II.  What is it to love him?

1.  Renewing of the soul till one gladly obeys and adores him, a fruit of the Spirit.

2.  A recognition of his office and work.

III.  The penalty for not loving him.

1.  “Let him be accursed”–devoted to death.  He abides under condemnation and is exposed to danger.  Nothing else left him since he rejects his only Saviour.

2.  He will be devoted to death in the world to come.  “These shall go away into everlasting punishment.”

IV.  Give him thy heart; love him and honor him.

Why not love him?  He loved you and gave his life for you.  By so much you [are] obligated to love him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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