Category Archives: Love

“In the West, we’ve lost the practice of lamenting. In contrast, the ancient Hebrews were constantly in God’s face.” Paul Miller

In Ruth chapter 1, upon the death of Naomi’s husband and two sons, her daughters-in-law request to continue living with her. But Naomi urges them not, saying, “No, my daughters, for it is more bitter for me than you that the … Continue reading

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“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing,” C.S. Lewis

What we call “being in love” is a glorious state, and, in several ways, good for us. It helps to make us generous and courageous, it opens our eyes not only to the beauty of the beloved but to all … Continue reading

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John Frame on “Does God have a fundamental attribute?”

[It] is certainly tempting to say that love is God’s fundamental attribute, because 1 John 4:8, 16 says that “God is love,” and because a love that imitates God’s loves is central in biblical ethics (John 13:34-35; Phil. 2:1-11; 1 … Continue reading

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C.H. Spurgeon: “Preach the love of God in connection with his justice”

Preach earnestly the love of God in Christ Jesus, and magnify the abounding mercy of the Lord; but always preach it in connection with His justice. Do not extol the single attribute of love in the method too generally followed, … Continue reading

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