[The Glory Unveiled]
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. ( Colossians 3:14 )
Love is probably the most talked about subject in all genres of music, books and most art works. Even nature has its own narrative of love. And yes, love is a great virtue that should not be traded for anything else, because without love; genuine unconditional love, other virtues such as kindness, humility, patience, self control, lose their true essence and value. Love, in the verse of scripture is metaphorically used as a binding tape or substance. And just as glue or any adhesive tape keeps two or more things together, we need to bind all the virtues we have with love. Before this very verse, the apostle Peter mentions virtues that a believer should possess. But then we discover in our verse of reference that those virtues in isolation are not enough. The profile of love, recorded in 1 Corinthians 13 tells us from the various descriptions that true love is unconditional. If anyone claims to love, they should not be held back by anything or anyone. Their resolve is and should be hinged on nothing but Christ. The other virtues we crave and pray for get their value from love. Let love bind together the nature of God in us.
Prayer_Bead: Thank you Father for your Love and the grace to love as Christ does. Bind all my virtues together in the unity of love.
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