The streams of Christ’s obedience flowed from the spring and fountain of ardent love to God. “But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do” (John 14:31). Thus let all your obedience to God turn upon the hinge of love; for “love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10). Not as if no other duty but love were required in the law, but because no act of obedience is acceptable to God, but that which is performed in love.

John Flavel (Works, 2:405-406)


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