Signs of the Times

[Rev. J. A. Kring, as quoted in the Tribune, Oakland, California]

The love spoken of by the Apostle Paul, which he affirms is the fulfilling of the law of God, is divine love manifested in the pure heart and life of the real Christian. Such a love never stops with doing its duty. It does not ask how much must I do for the cause of God and suffering humanity, but how much may I do? It does not manifest the spirit of the value received ... so much work so much pay, but it puts on exhibition the spirit of the good Samaritan which says, "Whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee." It is the spirit that is determined to help others that are in need, regardless of the cost. Such a love is without calculation. It goes beyond calculation in its effort to scatter sunshine and make the world better by living in it. It advocates and practices the glorious truth that the best things of life are not bought and sold. It knows that no price can be placed on virtue, purity, honesty, integrity, honor, patriotism, obedience to God and faith in His Word. Instead of living for self, it pours out its life for the benefit of others.

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December 8, 1928

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