“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;” 2 Cor. 5:14
I used to think compel here meant: to use force to push forward; like an engine.
But actually, συνέχω (sunechó) means “to hold together; to constrain, to compress.”
Two interpretations arise, is it: Christ’s love for us, or our love for Christ? Knowing Paul, it’s probably the former.
Christ’s love for us compels us; it holds us together. It is the glue that keeps us from falling apart. We are welded to Him.