Friday, July 31, 2009

The Purpose of Love: Biblical Manhood

Hey Covenant Groupies,

I read something interesting in my Bible today and I thought I'd share it. What are your thoughts?

The Purpose of Love: Biblical Manhood (Eph 5:25) - Self-giving characterized by love, demands the highest degree of sacrifice (John 3:16). Love is not manifested in syrupy sentimentalism but in true affection. Man is provided the capacity to love as Christ loved His church (Eph 5:25).


The more Christ-like a man is, the more it will cost him to be a man of love.

Love demands perfection in the object of its love. However, that perfection is not primarily achieved through the demands made upon the one who is loved, but through the sacrifice of the one who loves (Eph. 25-28).

To love does not stop with who or what the “loved-one” is but seeks to produce in the one “loved” what he may become. This will be the burning passion of the man who is disciplined in his walk with God-to love in such a way that the object of his love becomes as he is-a true lover.

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