Love for the Father

June 9th, 2017

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1 John 2:3-17

We know about IQs or Intelligence Quotients, but what of your LQ or Love Quotient? Jesus taught that the first and greatest command was to love God with all one’s heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:30). This is Christian Perfection. John Wesley writes: “By ‘Perfection’ I mean ‘perfect love,’ or the loving God with all our heart, so as to rejoice evermore, to pray without ceasing and [in] everything to give thanks. I am convinced every believer may attain this; yet I do not say he is in a state of damnation or under the curse of God till he does attain. No, he is in a state of grace and in favor with God as long as he believes” (Works, II, 227).*

Our love must be wholehearted, pure, constant and complete. Without rival from any other object or affection! How is your Love Quotient?
*W. Stephen Gunter, The Quotable Mr. Wesley, Atlanta [1999-2003]: Candler School of Theology, p 30-1.

Author: Phil Pinckard


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