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Charity Is The Glue

May 2, 2020

Charity Is The Glue

Colossians 3:14 (KJB) And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Charity is the glue that holds it all together.  Charity is another word for articulating love. 

To get the proper context of this verse, we must look at the preceding verses to correctly associate the truths stated here.  In the previous verses, other significant virtues were mentioned.  While all the qualities listed in the earlier verses are necessary for a spiritually rounded life, this verse tells us that love binds them together in perfection.  Or in other words, without love, the perfection of Christ is not present in our lives, for we know that the presence of God is synonymous with genuine love.

Lastly, we can surmise that if love holds things together in Christ, then a lack of love and no presence of Christ allows all things to fall apart.  The presence of sincere love at work in a child of God sets his or her life apart from

Love is the spiritual glue that binds all things together.  Identifying with God naturally expresses His virtues, which shines from the hearts and lives of every sincere child of God.

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