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This is the first of three BIMI World magazines to be published this year. As we closed out 2014 and began 2015, BIMI adopted a new theme. The title of this editorial is our new theme, which was inspired by Paul's declaration: For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead (2 Corinthians 5:14). Paul could never overcome the wonder of all that Jesus Christ had done for him. Christ's love constrained Paul to faithfully serve the One Who had reconciled him to God. This former Pharisee came to understand that true salvation was only by God's grace and could not be earned by good works or dedicated service. In light of this truth, he equally understood that good works and dedicated service would be the reasonable result of a person who had experienced true salvation (Romans 12:1; cf. Ephesians 2:8–10). Specifically, Christ's love revealed to Paul that the word of reconciliation had been committed unto him (2 Corinthians 5:19). Being constrained by the love of Christ meant that Paul was focused on pleasing God and persuading men. First and foremost, Paul's desire was to please God. He constantly lived with the thought that he would someday stand before God and give an account of what he had done in this life (2 Corinthians 5:9–10). As Paul Paul constantly lived for the Lord, he found that it often meant not lived with the being able to please men. There were many who opposed Paul's ministry and spoke against him (2 thought that he Corinthians 4:8–9; 5:12). Some went so far as to say would someday David H. Snyder Paul was crazy (2 Corinthians 5:13; cf. Acts 26:24). President/General Director None of this mattered to him because pleasing God stand before was his biggest concern. His greatest desire seemed to God and give an be hearing “Well done” when he stood before the Lord. account of what Because Paul was so focused on pleasing God, it was only logical that he was concerned about persuading men. 2 BIMI WORLD Number 1, 2015 he had done in this life.