Brotherly Love   2 comments

Brotherly Love

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Matt. 22, 39

1 Jno. 4, 11

I.

Love has one common origin, the nature of God.  The stream is of the same nature of properties as the fountain.  What God sows his children love.

II.

His love manifested in all his works.  More especially in Jesus Christ.  God and Christ “so loved the world.”  Wonderful.

III.

Love’s consumation is in Christ–in brotherhood.  Here is where it is perfected.  “If God so loved us we ought also to love one another.”  God’s Father love is in the love of his children, is realized to perfection only when man love one another in Christ’s fashion.

(a)  Ours should be an attitude of general good will to all men.  Not that we are to approve of their evil ways; but we are to maintain a prayerful interest in them–long to see them saved, pray for it, and be a good neighbor to all as we may be able.

(b)  This love casts out all bitterness, meanness, self-will, self-seeking.  Love is kind to all.  Jesus gave the sop to Judas and prayed for those who crucified him.

(c)  Christians should love one another.  What a beautiful bond it is!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted January 29, 2014 by neatnik2009 in 1-3 John, George Washington Barrett 1914-1956

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