Christ came, the first time, to fulfill the Old Covenant and inaugurate the New Covenant. He came to embody Israel’s role of suffering servant and fruit-bearing vine. By His own sacrifice as the servant, He is the vine that unites people with God from every race and nation.
Nothing is more glorious than love. Of it poems are written, songs are sung, movies are made, relationships are formed, and Scripture speaks. Would it be that the latter could govern all of the former, but modern culture seldom consults God’s word concerning the definition and parameters of love.