Christian Love: or the Influence of Religion upon Temper

Preface

DESCRIPTION and Enforcement of Love

The NATURE of Love

The MISAPPLICATION of Love

The Indispensable NECESSITY of Love

The PROPERTIES of Christian Love

The MEEKNESS of Love

The KINDNESS of Love

The CONTENTMENT of Love

The HUMILITY of Love

The DECORUM of Love

The UNSELFISHNESS of Love

The TRUSTFULNESS of Love

The JOY of Love

The TOLERATION of Love

The SELF-DENIAL of Love

The PERMANENCE of Love

The PRE-EMINENCE of Love

Instruction

Examination & Humiliation

Exhortation

If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever. There are three things that will endure—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13

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