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.
“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
We want love—to love and to be loved. We were made for this. But we have little idea of what it really is or where to look for it. Jesus Christ came for this, to show us what #love is and where to find it.
The best and broadest appeal that one can make to others is the #Bible and the Bible alone. All others include human opinions and conclusions that are open to discussion. Religion is divisive; the Bible unifies. Its presence rises above man’s smallness to sweep everyone into the immensity of divine #love and purpose.
Academic works may be dry and detached from the warmth of the Scriptures because they have missed the love of God and the mission of Christ in the world to save sinners.