Genuine Love   1 comment

1 Jno. 3, 18

I.  A duty to love one another.

1.  God commands it.

2.  Spirit within bears the fruit; because of faith.

II.  How (to) manifest it?

1.  Not in word only–in merely allowing the doctrine of love to be right.

2.  Not in tongue.  Neither the world nor a loving heart will be satisfied with a mere statement that we love.  Pleasant speech may not be from a loving heart, though it should be.

3.  But in deed–acts–the pleasure and test of love.  Who loves of God serves him.  Act your love always.  The world may forget the professions of love but never the deeds expressing it.

4.  In truth, with a true genuine affection.  This (is) the climax.

Christianity (is) not a flow of pleasant pretentious words, a mere profession; but an experience of inward affection or nothing.

Let us have a wholehearted love.  Hereby we assure our hearts before God of our sincerity of heart.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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