Instances of Brotherly Love
1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.…

During the retreat of Alfred the Great, at Athelney, in Somersetshire, after the defeat of his forces by the Danes, a beggar came to his little castle there, and requested alms. When his queen informed him they had only one small loaf remaining, which was insufficient for themselves and the friends who had gone abroad in request of food with little hope of success, the king replied, "Give the poor Christian one half of the loaf. He who could feed five thousand men with five loaves and two small fishes, can certainly make that half of the loaf suffice for more than our necessities." Accordingly, the poor man was relieved, and this noble act of charity was soon recompensed by a providential store of fresh provisions with which the foraging party returned.

(G. Barlow.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

WEB: But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

Inculcation of Brotherly Love
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