And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;…
II. GOD'S LOVE, embraced by faith into the inmost personality of man, is the central force of Christian life.
II. CHRISTIAN LOVE.
1. Receives its first impulse from God's love.
2. Is sustained in activity by its power.
3. Moves in a refluent orbit of increasing circles which continuously grow (Romans 5:20).
III. ABOUNDING LOVE. As the river, although perfect, perpetuates itself only by its ever-onward flow, as the full ocean at spring tide "aboundeth yet more and more," so love, in abounding, gathers that true freshness, vigour, and activity, whereby it has power to abound yet more and more.
(G. G. Ballard.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;