[Christ declared] “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
“…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Eph. 5:25).
“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19).
[The bride expressed her love for the Bridegroom]
“Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy as cruel as the grave;
Its flames are flames of fire,
A most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor can the floods drown it.
If a man would give for love
All the wealth of his house,
It would be utterly despised”( Song of Solomon 8:6,7).
Pastor Wurmbrand observed that the one who follows the Truth will be motivated, not primarily by the quest for exhaustive knowledge, but by a satisfied heart. 
Do not count on reasonableness in heaven and you will never be disappointed. Count only on the fact that there is One who loves you to such folly that He died for you. In response, forget about sweet reason and let yourself fall madly in love with Him…
In a renowned French movie, Typhoon in Nagasaki, a woman who loves an engineer named Morsac unexpectedly appears on the same train as her dear one who is leaving for Japan. Surprised, he asks, “Why are you here?” She answers, “I didn’t stop to think even for a minute. If you leave, I leave too.” He then kisses her and tells her, “How beautiful you are when you don’t think.”
A converted lady who had once been an alcoholic was asked by what method she had overcome her addiction. She replied, “Method? Method takes thinking and repeated endeavors. I knew that my Beloved who died for me willed it, so I promptly obeyed. That was all.”
The believer places himself before God like a canvas awaiting a painter. Obedience is taken for granted. The canvas, after all, does not resist the gentle pressure of the artist’s brush. The Christian life is not a life of constant choices between the ways of Christ and those of the world. We are living His life. The choice has already been made; we have died to self. Paul tells us, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2: 20). We are one in the Beloved who is the Truth…
After the Fall, Jesus never had to choose between coming to earth and not coming. How beautiful that He did not stop to think. Let us imitate Him in this. The Hindu, the Buddhist, and the Tibetan religions prescribe lengthy and difficult practices of meditation. Christianity is a natural daily loving fulfillment of the wishes of our Bridegroom.
This is an excerpt from The Oracles of God, chapter 5.
 Scripture quotations, title and introductory sentence added. – JBW Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version (copyright by Thomas Nelson).
“Pastor Wurmbrand emerged from 14 years of prison in communist Romania not with a melancholy, defeated testimony, but with one that was victorious and overcoming, awakening the world to the plight of Christians in restricted nations. During his imprisonment, he spent much time talking to the Lord and meditating on His Word. Oracles of God explores God’s wisdom about life, enabling you to become His mouthpiece.” Start reading it for free: http://a.co/5oIVpsT Wurmbrand is know for his testimonial book, Tortured for Christ.
GFI alumnus, Sheriena McEvers, has created a series of Bible survey lessons at her web site: simplebiblelessonsforyou.com God bless this discipleship resource.