[September 10]
[Love] beareth all things. I Corinthians 13:7
HAVE I the love that "beareth all things"; that is impregnable against the assaults of evil; that resists evil, impurity, sin, and everything that is contrary to love; that is both able and willing to endure for the cause of God, reproaches, reproofs, insults, losses, misrepresentations, and even death? "This is the victory that overcometh the world, even your faith"—the very life and center of which faith is the Holy Spirit of love for the Lord and for those that are his, and sympathetically, for the world. Perfect love can bear up under all circumstances and by God's grace, bring us off conquerors and "more than conquerors through him that loved us." Z'11-423 R4919:1(Hymn 209)