Knowing the Love of God
Do we know the love of God? What is the evidence? In the story of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus in Luke 10:25-37 we find that the one who knows the love of God demonstrates that love not by mere vertical devotion to God but by horizontal compassion and real love for others around him. We do not know the love of God if we do not love others and if we do not pour ourselves out in the cause of love. Paul told Timothy what the whole aim of their ministry was to be in his first letter.
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.1 Timothy 1:5 ESV