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MARCH 16

 

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we

 love the brethren. . . . And we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren— 1. John 3:14,16.

 

One of the final and most searching tests of these “brethren,” and the one under which probably the most of those once awakened and armed will fall, will be love for the brethren. Seemingly many will fail at this point and be therefore accounted unworthy of an abundant entrance to the Kingdom on this score. Should any be specially weak and liable to stumble, the true soldier of the cross will not despise him, nor revile him, even as the Elder Brother, the Captain, would not do so. On the contrary, he will be the more watchful and helpful toward the weaker, even though he must enjoy himself in the company of the stronger.

 

 

Parallel passages: John 13:34,35; 15:9-19;  Rom.12:9,10; 13:8-10;   1.Cor. 13;  Gal. 5:13,22; Col. 2:2; 3:12-14;   1.Thes. 3:12; 4:9;  1.Pet. 1:22; 2:17; 3:8; 4:8;  1.John 2:10; 3:11, 17,18,23; 4:7,11,12,20,21.