Love and truth

1 Cor. 13:1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

There is a very close relationship that truth and love must share. Truth without love is as we are told in Corinthians nothing more than noise. It is obnoxious in the ears of the hearer. Truth without love is likely to leave the hearer defensive. Anyone who feels that they are being judged is going to be turned off and all communication will cease.

Love; however, without truth is worthless. All the love in the world without the truth will fail to help us sharpen our brothers,as we are told to do in Proverbs. We should be holding each other to the truth and working to exhort our brethren along the path of righteousness. We should be seeking individually to be close to him, to become holy like him, to eradicate all evil and sin from our lives precept upon precept to the slightest darkness until the day of our perfection when we meet him and he proclaims that we have done well. This is war to be fought, a race to be run and we must corporately support one another.

Hebrews 10:26 – 31 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[e] 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

The goal of our loving father is that every man, woman, and child has an opportunity to hear the gospel that we can actually know and speak to our great God. that He would be our friend, that he knows even the slightest details about us and loves us. The only loving thing we can do for a hurting and dying world is to tell them what Jesus Christ has done for them. There are some who are perishing and we have the life giving gospel to give them, but we must do it out of love for them, love that only God can give us. We must never, ever share the gospel out of some sense that we are some how better than anyone else.

Hebrews 2:1-4 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

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