Thursday, October 24, 2013

Humble Love

Love will dispose to walk humbly amongst men; for a real and true love will incline us to high thoughts of others and to think them better than ourselves. It will dispose men to honor one another, for all are naturally inclined to think highly of those they love, and to give them honor; so that by love are fulfilled these precepts, "Honor all men" (1 Peter 2:17), and "Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory; but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem other better than themselves" (Phil 2:3).

Jonathan Edwards, Charity and Its Fruits

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