Our Love To Christ

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“…Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” — 1 Peter 1:7-9.

What a wonderful description of the Christian life! People who had never seen Christ, and yet truly loved Him, and believed on Him, so that their hearts were filled with unspeakable joy. Such is the life of a Christian who really loves his or her Lord.

We have seen that the chief attribute of The Father and of The Son, is love to each other, and love to man. This love should be the chief characteristic of the true Christian. The love of God, and of Christ, is shed abroad in the Christian’s heart, and becomes a well of living water, flowing forth as love to The Lord Jesus.

This love is not merely a blessed feeling. It is an active principle. It takes pleasure in doing the will of The Beloved Lord. It is joy to keep His Commandments. The love of Christ was shown to us by His Death on the cross. Our love must be exhibited in unselfish, self-sacrificing lives. Oh, that we understood this: In the Christian life, love to Christ is everything!

Great love will produce the growth of great faith, which includes faith in His Love to us, faith in the powerful revelations of His Love in our hearts, and faith that He through His Love will work all His Good Pleasure in us.

The wings of faith and love, will lift us up to Heaven, and we shall be filled with joy unspeakable. The joy of the Christian is an indispensable witness to the world, of the power of Christ to change hearts, and fill them with heavenly love and gladness.

O you lovers of The Lord Jesus, take time daily in the inner chamber with Him anew, to drink in His Heavenly Love. It will make you strong in faith, and your joy will be full. Love, joy, faith, these will be our life each day, through the grace of our Lord Jesus.

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