From a deep security in Christ and a contemplative relationship with him, we love others and take action to promote their good. Love is the connection: Love from God becomes love for God (contemplation) and love for others (action).
No person was ever honoured for what they received. Honour has been the reward for what they gave.
The last word of one of the darkest psalms is “darkness” (88:18 ESV). After detailing his crying out to God “day and night”(v. 1) for deliverance, the writer’s final line is, “You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have
Conflict between people who love each other and who live in relationship with each other is inevitable. How do Christians overcome these inevitable conflicts in a God-honouring way? We do so, according to 1 Peter 4:8, by continuing to love one another earnestly.