July 13, 2017

Paul tells of people perishing because they refused to receive the love of God's truth

Paul said, “Love is the fulfilling of the law” (Rom 13:10).
Romans 13:10
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Love does no wrong to a neighbor [it never hurts anyone]. Therefore [unselfish] love is the fulfillment of the Law.

● His very character is love;
● The love of God is revealed in the cross of Jesus Christ;
● Love is part of the Holy Spirit’s fruit 

Introduction to the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

This epistle was probably written at Corinth. Phoebe (Rom. 16:1) "of Cenchrea conveyed it to Rome, and Gaius of Corinth" entertained the apostle at the time of his writing it (16:23; 1 "Cor. 1:14), and Erastus was chamberlain of the city, i.e., of" Corinth (2 Tim. 4:20).

Dictionary of Bible Themes:

Paul calls love the bond of perfection, and tells God's people to clothe themselves with it, while putting off all hate and impure motives...

Encyclopedia of The Bible:

If I have not love

A sermon on 1 Corinthians 13  

If we do not have love, then all our understanding, spiritual gifts, and good works are nothing. Love is the summary and fulfilment of the law and the mortar that holds together the temple of God.

Paul speaks of a time when all God's people will come into unity and the knowledge and fullness of Christ (by speaking the truth with love.)