HOW TO LEARN TO LOVE
I JOHN 4: 7 - 11
(PAGE 1778 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you
love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one
another: By this shall all men know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another" (John 13: 34,35).
Jesus Christ and His teachings tower over the landscape of human
life and history as Mount Everest would on a Florida beach.
Frogs now chirp in the tall grass that grows where the voices of
powerful men once were heard on the sight of the ancient city
once known as "Babylon the Great."
The splendor of Rome where her senate once debated the fate of
the world now lies in ruins.
The artistic beauty of the greatly admired Athens has atrophied.
Her philosopher's voices silenced.
Yet, the teachings of Christ still influence more people in our
contemporary society than all their wisdom combined. Why?
A statement attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte gives us our
answer: "The Caesar's, Kahn's, and Pharaoh's kingdoms have
failed. For we have built our kingdoms by the sword, but the
kingdom of Christ was built on love."
The magazine "Psychology Today" recently ran a feature article
on "The Ideal Man." The article was a report on an extensive
written survey involving a vast cross segment of Americans.
Among men and women the ideal man identified by their
readers was Jesus Christ. His personal love for us and His
teaching about love endears Him to millions.
There is a contemporary line, "Everybody loves a lover."
Love has spawned a new industry. Immediately after December 25,
stores start putti ...
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