1 John 4:11 ~ Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

             Life with all its experiences is just our chance of learning love. The lesson is set for us—“thou shalt love”; “As I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Our one thing is to master this lesson. We are not in this world to get rich, to gain power, to become learned in the arts and sciences, to build up a great business, or to do large things in any line. We are not here to get along in our daily work, in our shops, or schools, or homes, or on our farms. We are not here to preach the gospel, to comfort sorrow, to visit the sick and perform deeds of charity. All of these, or any of these, may be among our duties, and they may fill our hands; but in all our occupations the real business of life, that which we are always to strive to do , the work which must go  in all our experiences, if we grasp life’s true meaning at all, is to learn to love and to grow loving in disposition and character. 

We may learn the finest arts of life—music, painting, sculpture, poetry, or may master the noblest sciences, or by means of reading, study, travel and converse with refined people, may attain the best culture; but if in all this we do not learn love, and become more gentle in spirit and act, we have missed the prize of living. If in the midst of all our duties, care,  trials, joys, sorrows, we are not day by day growing in sweetness, in gentleness, in unselfishness, in thoughtfulness, and in all branches of love, we are not learning the great lesson set for us by our Master in this school of life.      J. R. Miller  Streams in the Desert 2

 

John 13:34-35 ~ A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ~ Though I…and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

 

                                    Trust God for your day, Today

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