Moody Bible Institute Monthly Volume 21

Moody Bible Institute Monthly Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...forever glad that they put these questions to Him because of the invaluable truth which His answers set forth. 1. The First Commandment (vv. 34-38). "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." This means that supreme and undivided love to God is the first and great commandment. This at once shows that man's supreme obligation is to God. It is wrong to evaluate man's character on the basis of his morality as expressed in his relation to his fellow man. Real righteousness is doing the right thing with God. The greatest immorality of which a man can be guilty is his failure to respond to the demands of God. The one who does not supremely.and with undivided affection love God is the greatest sinner. The one outstanding condemning sin is unbelief in God and refusal to love and obey him. 2. The Second Commandment (vv. 39, 40). The second commandment is like unto the first in that it centers in love. It is not said that it is equal unto the first, that would not be true. A man may love himself, but not supremely. One's love for his neighbor may be either too much or too_ little. The measure set is love for self. We should love God better than ourselves. He is worthy of all our affections and demands all. Love is not mere emotion, but a supreme desire for the welfare of another and a willingness to do everything possible to secure that end. The command to love our neighbor is involved in the command to love God. To pretend to love God is folly if we do not love our neighbor. No one really loves his neighbor who does not love God. To attempt to establish a brotherhood among men without the recognition of the Fatherhood of God, is utter rionsense. Men become children of God by faith more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236891198
  • 9781236891198