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The Love of Christ

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"The love of Christ which passeth knowledge."—Ephesians 3:19.

The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say,

"O love, thou fathomless abyss!"​

for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless; none can attain unto it. Before we can have any right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand His previous glory in its height of majesty, and His incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. But who can tell us the majesty of Christ?

When He was enthroned in the highest heavens He was very God of very God; by Him were the heavens made, and all the hosts thereof. His own almighty arm upheld the spheres; the praises of cherubim and seraphim perpetually surrounded Him; the full chorus of the hallelujahs of the universe unceasingly flowed to the foot of his throne: He reigned supreme above all His creatures, God over all, blessed for ever. Who can tell His height of glory then? And who, on the other hand, can tell how low He descended?

To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for Him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony—to endure a death of shame and desertion by His Father, this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is love! and truly it is love that "passeth knowledge." O let this love fill our hearts with adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical manifestations of its power.

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Greetings,

The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath.
that's one way to put it!
And there is something most very important that we can overlook while considering the Love of our Lord and Saviour, and that is that He requires us to love each other ... as He has loved us.

I think it is a command?

If only we would focus with two eyes upon Him and see that to love Him requires us to show the work of that love by loving one another.

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34


Bless you ....><>
 
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If only we would focus with two eyes upon Him and see that to love Him requires us to show the work of that love by loving one another.

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another
Is that just those that you 'love'

Or those that annoy you, irritate you, etc
 
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Greetings,

Is that just those that you 'love'

Or those that annoy you, irritate you, etc

maybe also enemies?

It is certain that those who are of the Body love one another, that there be no division, for there is one Body.

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10

By this,
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 13:35


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Who before Christ's ever thought to see love in a sacrificial way as being used for anyone but family or those cherished? Surely not for a foe! Yet, He did this very thing for us and showed us a path to follow. Difficult as it may be at times. Still the need to define what exactly showing love to another in practice requires Holy Spirit guidance.

Paul addressed a certain situation that occurred in one of the churches, in which he chastised some and then provided what should happen to the perpetrator which was to turn this person out to the world so that the spirit might be saved. Showing the importance was not in the way we believe love or concern to be. "To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." 1 Corinthians 5:5

Did Paul stating this mean that they were to love this person any less? I do not believe so or he would not have continued on with Chapter 13 which many call the "Love Chapter". This is where being guided by the Holy Spirit has a greater import to dividing the word on how we need to love. For He will provide the guidance necessary to know when acquiescing or holding firm is needed and still can be an act of love.

I would love to stay and discuss this more, but the wife is giving me the look :whistle
I hope I have done this with enough time to review it and leave little error for correcting :laugh:

Always with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus!
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I would love to stay and discuss this more, but the wife is giving me the look

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;

Ephesians 5:25
 
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