Wednesday, May 06 2020
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
To abide is to live, remain and dwell in the three foundational tenets of Christianity, faith, hope and love! Faith to believe, the confident expectation of hope and the divine characteristic of agape love!
We walk by faith and not by sight and we hope for the expectation of the fulfillment of His many promises as we love everyone as He loves us. Many claim to have great faith and hope for more power, but to love as He loves is a much greater attribute that comes at a much higher cost. For instance, giving your Son to die for many who don't want you or care about you, is the ultimate price of love!
True agape love demands the laying down of one's life for others. Giving up selfish motives and pleasures to help someone in their time of great need and endangering your life to save others are just some of the fruits of divine love!
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. II Corinthians 5:14,15 "One for all, and all for One!"
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin