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