Paul was a persecutor of the Christians. But when He met the Lord on the road to Damascus, His life turned upside down. He lived for Christ. What is the motivation behind His change? It was the love of Christ. Paul said, “Christ’s love compels us…He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Cor. 5:14-15) Christ’s love is the greatest of all motivators. It causes those who follow Him to live for Him, not for themselves.
We love Christ too much to walk in hate, to use coarse language or to look into inappropriate magazines and so on. The love of Jesus restrains and constrains him to live in a way that pleases the Lord.