As many, therefore, as
are perfect, should be of this mind; and if in anything you think
differently, God will also reveal this to you.
But to what we have
attained, let us walk by the same line—
It is indispensable to
those who have reached the mark of perfect love that they shall keep
actively engaged in the service of the Lord, laying down their lives
for the brethren. Such must stand, not only as representatives of
God and of the principles of righteousness, but as representatives
of those strong in the Lord and the power of His might, and in the
faith of His Word—ready and willing and efficient in the
encouragement of other runners in the race-course—that they likewise
may attain to the
passages: Job 1:1; Psa. 37:37; Matt. 5:48; 19: 21; 1.Cor. 2:6; 14:
20; 2.Cor. 13: 11; Eph. 4: 11-13; Col. 4:12; Heb. 5: 14; 1 Pet.
5:10; Gal. 5: 10; Rom. 12: 16; 15: 5; Phil. 2: 2; 4: 2; Gal.