Love of Jesus

(Theodore Cuyler, "Wayside Springs
from the Fountain of Life" 1883)

"The love of Christ constrains us."
    2 Corinthians 5:14

Love of Jesus is essential to Christianity.
No privations can starve it, and no burdens
can break it down. It is the core of all true
piety. It is the only cure of the reigning
worldliness and covetousness and fashion
, which have made such havoc in
too many churches.

There is only one way to be a steadfast
Christian—it is to get the heart so full of love
to Jesus—that the world, and the lusts of
the flesh, and the devil can get no foothold.

A true Christian life is the continual
consecration of our bodily powers, of our
energies, our affections, our resources,
and our influence—to Him who bought
us with His precious blood.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of
 God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living
, holy and pleasing to God—this is
 your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1