It is this love, according to Richard Foster, that “transforms our lives and gives us true spiritual substance as persons.” It is not how much Bible knowledge we have that transforms the world but the quality of love we show to those in our sphere of influence. Foster goes on to state that this is “the test of whether or not we have really gotten the point of the Bible.”
Have we really gotten the point?
Does the word of Christ dwell in us so richly that it is metabolized in our hearts and souls as love for others? As it is written in Colossians 3:12-14 as God's chosen people we are to clothe ourselves with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” We are to “bear with each other” and “forgive whatever grievances” we have with one another. And finally we are also told that over all these virtues we are “to put on love.”
Love is the point.
The reason we read and study the word should not be just to collect knowledge but to become like Him.
And God is love.
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