We Often Get Love Backwards

Like Adam and Eve, you are created in God’s image, to glorify and enjoy God forever.  This is not an abstract concept.  It is defined by God’s law.  And law is not the opposite of love, but its concrete expression.  Love certainly involves feeling, but is more than that; it is a commitment to take delight in others that leads us to commit ourselves to them.  Often, the feeling of love follows the commitment to love as a responsibility, rather than the other way around.

– Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 41