Pray for the saints to become lovers of men—those who are one with the Lord to have a genuine love not only for the brothers but also for all men, and who have a genuine interest in men—as the basic qualification to serve men in the gospel (Gen. 1:26; John 3:16; Gal 2:20b; Mark 10:45; 1 Thes. 3:12).
Gen. 1:26—And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
John 3:16—For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.
Gal. 2:20b—The life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Mark 10:45—For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.
1 Thes. 3:12—And the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we also to you.
For further reading please refer to CWWN, vol. 52, “The Character of the Lord’s Worker,” ch. 2, pp. 15-19.
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