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JULY 2

 

 Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer itó

1. Cor. 4:12

 

If you are a faithful pupil (in the school of Christ), it will not be long until you see that the perfect law of liberty, the law of Christ, is a discerner of the very thoughts and intents of the heart, and that while you must hate all sin, you cannot hate any sinner, and yet have the love of God perfected in your heart. If even so much as a bitter feeling against our traducers and maligners arise, it is to be fought, and so complete a victory gained over it that every fiber of our beings will be in sweet accord with our Great Teacherís instructions, ďLove your enemies. Pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. Bless and injure not.

 

Parallel passages: Acts 23:2; 16:23; 14:19; 2.Cor. 11:23-27; 1.Tim. 4:10; Matt. 5:44; 1.Pet. 2:23; 3:9; Luke 23:34;  Acts 7:60;  Rom. 12:20;  Acts 22:22; 24:5.