By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).
Love is the irrefutable evidence that convinces the world. In other words: if we show love by our actions the world will notice, they may even stand and applaud. Love is the badge of discipleship.
The whole objective in Christianity is to pick up the fallen brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s to love others even when they’re not so lovely.
“And though I have…all knowledge…and have not love, I am nothing” (1 Cor. 13:2).
Love puts joy in the heart and a song on the lips. Criticism and complaining are evacuated because thanksgiving “always for all things” has moved in (Ephesians 16-20).
Love knows Him “Who giveth songs in the night” (Job 35:10). Paul and Silas whose feet were in the stocks raised a symphony of praise that shook the prison to its foundations and the jailer to the depths of his soul. Their hearts were full of love instead of grumbling.
Love and the unity it attests to is the mark Christ gave Christians to wear before the world. Only with this mark may the world know that Christians are indeed Christians and that Jesus was sent by the Father.
Since love holds this high priority, it is no wonder the enemy seeks to cool it.