by K Neill Foster
for February 20, 2019
|Love is the Only Thing|
Text: "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Galatians 5:6
This text is one of the marvelous Scriptures on love. Read it once again before you go on-- and let its meaning sink in. The more you read the Bible, the more you are drawn to love-- God's love for mankind and our love for Him and one another. Paul insists that love is the greatest, the only, thing that endures. Christ was like that, too. He reiterated the First Commandment because loving God with heart, soul, mind and strength was Jesus' first concern.
When He was about to inaugurate the Lord's Supper, Jesus made it clear that His disciples were to love one another other as He had loved them, and further, that they would be known by an angry world as those who loved each other.
In more than forty years of evangelistic travel and itinerant preaching I've seen a lot. Miracles. Conversions. Exorcisms. Healings. But I have never encountered anything so powerful as the love of God exploding among His people.
Christian love is so powerful-- it sweeps all before it. It is so supreme that words fail in the description of its power. The Canadian Revival of 1971-1972 was a revival of God's love-- our love for Him and His love for us. My 1973 book, Revolution of Love, was an attempt to describe the wonders of God's marvelous working among us.
Faith expressing itself through love, then, is really the only thing that counts.