June 14, 2021

One Verse That Says It All (Ephesians 4:32)

Reinhold Niebuhr was once asked if he could retain just one verse from the Bible, what it would be.  He replied with Ephesians 4:32:
"And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for
Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

In explanation he said that this verse "... combines the high point of the Christian ethic, which is forgiving love, with a reference to the whole basic of the ethic, which is the historical revelation in Christ."