Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux – “The Greatest of These Is Love”

May 02, 2014

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – I Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)

One of the clearest statements on the significance of pursuing love as God loves is given by John Wesley in his Plain Account of Christian Perfection:

Love is the highest gift of God; humble, gentle, patient love…  It were well that you should be sensible of this, the heaven of Heavens is love.  There is nothing higher in religion, there is in effect, nothing else; if you look for anything but more love, you are looking wide of the mark, you are getting out of the royal way.  And when you are asking others, “Have you received this or that blessing?” if you mean anything but more love, you mean wrong; you are leading them out of the way, putting them upon a false scent.  Settle it then in your heart, that from the moment God has saved you from all sin, you are to aim at nothing more, but more of that love described in the thirteenth chapter of the Corinthians.  You can go no higher than this, till you are carried into Abraham’s bosom. (Wesley, A Plain Account of Christian Perfection.  The Works of John Wesley, Vol. 11, p. 430)

CORNERSTONE:  Holiness

- Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux, Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

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