For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
How Important Is Love?
It is virtually impossible to exaggerate the importance of love. Nothing is more basic to true spirituality that this singular virtue. Nothing is more central to Christian living. At the very heart of authentic discipleship is love. Without love, we are nothing.
Love meets every requirement of the divine standard.
Love is not a secondary matter—it is a primary matter. Love is never incidental. It is fundamental.
—from “Love’s Significance,” by Steven J. Lawson, in Tabletalk, February 2012