Summary: True love of God
Love in its reality
Romans 12: 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Note how love is manifested.
1. In its general forms Abhor from which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
2. Towards your brother In love of the brethren be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another.
3. In the lords service: In diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit ; serving the Lord ; rejoicing in hope ;patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer.
In the use of our means.
Necessity of the saints; giving to hospitality. Communicating to the Necessity of the saints; giving to hospitality.
5.Towards the persecutors. Bless them that persecute you; bless and curse not.
6.In general sympathy; Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
7.In concord and humiliation Be of the same mind one toward the other. Set not you mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits
8.Toward those without; Render to no man evil for evil. Take though for things honorable in the sight of all men. If it Set not your mind on things ,but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits. Be possible as much as it lieth, be at peace with all men.
9.Toward those who you do injury.
Negative avenge not yourselves, dearly beloved, but give place unto the wrath of god; for it is written vengeance belongeth to me;I will recompense sayeth the Lord.
Positive But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst give him to drink for in doing so you heap coals of fire upon his head. Be no overcome of evil but overcoming evil with good