Monday, April 4, 2011

Love is...

Mrs. Beaver:

Since our last post mentioned two newlywed couples, I thought it might be helpful to quote our favorite definition of love. These wise words by Paul David Tripp from his book on marriage, What'd You Expect??, are obviously derived from many Bible passages on love's meaning:
"Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that does not require reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving."
This definition of love suits the role of parent and adoptive parent perfectly also so I'm busy memorizing it.

Don't Mr. Tripp's words also etch a crystal-clear picture of what Christ did for us, while we were still His enemies (Rom. 5:8)???

1 comment:

MacMeister said...

If there was anything that goes totally against our sinful nature, and that shows how radically God changes people, it's true biblical love! Lord, help us to love more like You do!