The command to love is a call to the deepest and most thoroughgoing sanctification.
If we are unmerciful, unforgiving people, if we hold grudges or cherish resentments or plan revenge, then what we are saying in effect to God is, "This is the way I prefer life to be." And so he will give us what we have preferred at the day of judgment; no mercy, no forgiveness, but only vengeance. If Christ has not changed us (and I don't mean perfection, but only significant change), then probably we have never known him.
When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of helplessness he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages.
How can I admit that I am a worm and yet “love my neighbor as myself”?
Something tremendous is at stake in the practical unity of love in the body of Christ.
Even inside perfection, there is good, better, and best. And understanding this will help us love as we ought.
God is wakening people to the astonishing reality that they can be different and better in the way they love others.
Should the sins of others keep us captive in a prison of sorrow?
The law is not our primary means for bearing fruit. It serves mostly to teach us that we don't bear fruit apart from the gospel.
Thoughts on mercy and justice in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.
Paul isn't abstractly defining love 1 Corinthians 13. He is showing how it applies to the church.
How to interact with those who are struggling in their faith.
Thoughts on Bethlehem Baptist's new relational commitments.
Six biblical guidelines for loving each other.
“The greatest ministry you can have to me is for you to enjoy Christ. Turn that around and ask, ‘How can I be the greatest blessing to the people around me?’ The answer: Get up in the morning, go to the word of God, and, like George Mueller said, ‘Get your heart happy in God’ before you meet other people.”