Love is the cement of human society

For where love reigneth, there will be mutual service and submission: Gal. 5:13, ‘But by love serve one another;’ Rom. 12:10, ‘Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love.’

Christians should be made up of perfect kindness

Where there is love in superiors and inferiors, they will respect each other’s good and profit; and so all christians, none excepted, will be servants one to another; as being members of the same body, they ought not to live to themselves only, but promote the good of the body, and every member thereof: 1 Cor. 12:27, ‘Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.’

In their place and calling every one will do his part, and therefore love sweeteneth all things, and will make us stoop, though to serve the meanest person in the world.

—Thomas Manton
The Complete Works of Thomas Manton, vol. 19, 432.


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