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SEPTEMBER 30

 

 The love of Christ constraineth us—2. Cor. 5:14.

 

  It seems impossible to describe love itself; the best we can do is to describe its conduct. Those who possess a love with such characteristics are able to appreciate it, but not able otherwise to explain it—it is of God, Godlikeness in heart, in the tongue, in the hands, in the thoughts, supervising all the human attributes and seeking fully to control them. As disciples or pupils of Christ, we are in His school; and the great lesson which He is teaching us day by day, and the lesson which we must learn thoroughly, if we would attain the mark of  the prize of our calling in all its various features and ramifications, is the lesson of love. It takes hold upon and relates to all the words and thoughts and doings of our daily lives. As the poet has said: “As every lovely hue is light—so every grace is love.”

 

 

Parallel passages: John 14: 15, 21, 23, 28; 15: 9; Rom. 5: 5; 8: 28; 1.Cor. 8: 3; Gal. 5: 6, 22; Eph. 3:17-19; Phil. 1: 9; Col. 3:14; 2.Thes. 3: 5; Heb. ­6:10; 1.John 2: 5, 15; 3:16-18; 4:12, 16-21; 5:1-3; 2. John 6.