Keyser

Faith in Time of Affliction

“Let us learn from Paul the lesson of a dauntless faith. “Far too many people have only fair-weather faith, but no faith for stormy weather. They build their ship of Christian faith only for smooth seas and clear skies; then, when the tempest rises on the sea of life, the poor vessel goes to pieces and sinks despairingly in the waves. “Have you ever thought about it that faith which will bear no testing by trial is really no faith at all?

Love is the Ruling Principle of Heaven

“It may be asked why love is superior even to faith, as Paul teaches in his great Corinthian chapter. There are fundamental reasons: First, love is the result of faith; second, faith is only a means, while love is an end in itself. So it might be said that faith is the servant of love. Third, when faith has been swallowed up in perfect knowledge, love will still abide forever and ever.