There are three (3) defining statements created and ten (10) ways statements presented that make up a total of thirteen (13) in this Series.
Definition of Love
The christian loves God with the love of complacency in his attributes, the love of benevolence towards the interest of his kingdom, and the love of gratitude for favors received.
Love is Excited
Love is excited by pleasing qualities of any kind, as by kindness, benevolence, charity, and by the qualities which render social interaction agreeable.
The love of God is the first duty of man, and this springs from just views of his attributes or excellencies of character, which afford the highest delight to the sanctified heart.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12 | King James Version
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Proverbs 17:11 | King James Version
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15 | King James Version
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Proverbs 21:26 | King James Version
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
I Corinthians 13:7 | King James Version
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:15 | King James Version
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Philippians 2:14-15 | King James Version
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Colossians 1:9 | King James Version
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Colossians 3:13 | King James Version
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:19-20 | King James Version
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