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THE EPISTLE OF 1 THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 4:9-10 (6 of 11)
9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I
write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to
love one another.
After a strong rebuke to those who may have been
involved in immorality or a strong rebuke as a
preventative measure to keep them from immorality,
Paul brings forth words of encouragement to the body
that they truly were demonstrating brotherly love
towards each other and the reason why this took place
was because they had God’s love in them and they were
being taught how to love each other by God, Himself.
The question then arises, what will be the fruits of
brotherly love or the love among Christians? Or at
least it should arise in our thinking, either by way
of reminder or by way of instruction.
[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which
is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Let God’s agape’ love be without hypocrisy and
insincerity. Be horrified at that which is wicked and
fasten firmly together that which is good.
10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with
brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Have loving affection and a tender love towards one
another, with the love which Christians cherish for
each other as brethren. The brotherly love spoken of
here is the exact same word that is in 1st
Thessalonians 4:9. In the behavior of brotherly love
among one another will bring forth the proper respect
and estimation towards one another.
1st Peter 1:22
Seeing ye have purified your souls in OBEYING THE
TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE
BRETHREN, [SEE THAT YE] LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE
HEART FERVENTLY: This kind of love is to be real,
without pretense or selfish desires.
1st Peter 3:8
8 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion
one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be]
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