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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Love Defined

By Tim Senn

Below are a few helpful definitions of biblical love:

John Piper:
“Love is the overflow of joy in God which gladly meets the needs of others.”

George Bethune:
“Love is a holy, abiding and vigorous spirit, which rules the whole man, ever directing him to the humble and loving fulfillment of all his duties to God and man.”

And my own:
“Love is the desire, created in the soul by the Holy Spirit, which produces the willingness to give of oneself for the benefit of another and to promote their well-being and happiness, all for the purpose of glorifying God. Love is an act of devoted giving to others which involves our entire being.”

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