There is also a strange love in some pulpits today that commends the wicked and condemns the righteous, that protects the guilty and exposes the innocent, that thrives on ritual but has lost touch with reality, that says, “it is well” when in fact the soul is on the broad road to destruction. The Lord pronounces His woe upon such “love.”
The first expression of the Christian’s true love should be to the One who first loved us, Jesus Christ. Then it should extend to our family members, those of the household of faith, and the ungodly whom we hope to reach with the Gospel message. True love is the root of all Christian service. “The love of Christ constraineth us” [11 Corinthians 5:14]. “Faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” [1 Corinthians 13:13).
“Suspicions subtract, faith adds, but love multiplies. It blesses twice – him who gives it and him who gets it.” [C.T. Studd].