“I could not really love the Church in a rightly ordered way until I learned to love Christ above all.” —Rod Dreher
Of Faith & Futile Horses
#Christ #church #love
If I don’t have love, I am nothing. If I do have love, I am like Jesus.
God’s love is not opposed to God’s truth, it’s a huge part of that truth.
God tells me to take care of my own attitudes and actions, not control others. He wants us to help each other, counsel, encourage, rebuke, and pray for each other. But in the end, each one must decide to do the will of God or not. And so must I.
#self #decisions #love
“Death to the ungodly is a heavy cloud, charged with lightnings and thunders; but to the Christian it is a glorious blaze of divine love pouring brightness and peace all about his bed.” —J.R. Miller
“The love of Christ is too large for any heart to hold it. It will overflow into others’ hearts: it will give itself out, give itself away, for the enriching of other lives. The heart of Christ is a costly thing for any one to have. It will lead those who have it where it led Him. If it cost Him the cross, it will cost them no less.” —J. M. Campbell
#love #cross #cost
The compassion of Christ is tempered by his sacrifice for sin. No one loves the sinner more and despises the destructive power of sin more than the Lord Jesus Christ.
#Jesus #love #holiness