THE BELIEVER'S RULE AND MOTIVE
God's children in this world are a source of confusion and irritation to natural men, both religious profane. "The world knoweth us not, because it knew him not" (I John 3:1). Unlike the worldling, believer's are not ruled and motivated by selfish desires and interests. Believers follow Christ. They walk in his steps; and they are ruled and motivated by the same things that ruled and motivated him in his earthly ministry. The believer's attitudes, his conduct, and his decisions are dictated by love and faith. Love causes him to live in kindness, generosity, and patience with men. And faith causes him to live in peace and contentment before God, without fear. In all things, he seeks the glory of God the good of his brethren.