Topic: Romans Passage: Romans 12:9–12:10
“as our new relationship as believers to God can be summed up in one word-faith, so also our relationship to men, because of this new relationship with God can be summed up in one word-love.”
Biblical love is sincere.
Biblical love is consistent with the will of God.
Biblical love is affectionately committed.
Biblical love is consistent with God’s will.
1 John 5:2-3
“Any love that is afraid to confront the beloved is not really love, but a selfish desire to be loved. This kind of selfish love is afraid to do what is right (toward God and the beloved) if risks losing the beloved’s affection. It makes an idol out of the beloved.
It says: ‘I’ll do anything to keep him or her loving me!’” Tim Keller
Biblical love is affectionately devoted.
Consider the love of Jesus