Trivium Pursuit

Love, by Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Romans 13:10

From e-Sword

“Love intends and designs no ill to any body, is utterly against the doing of that which may turn to the prejudice, offense, or grief of any. It worketh no ill; that is, it prohibits the working of any ill: more is implied than is expressed; it not only worketh no ill, but it worketh all the good that may be, deviseth liberal things. For it is a sin not only to devise evil against thy neighbour, but to withhold good from those to whom it is due; both are forbidden together, Proverbs 3:27-29. This proves that love is the fulfilling of the law, answers all the end of it; for what else is that but to restrain us from evil-doing, and to constrain us to well-doing? Love is a living active principle of obedience to the whole law. The whole law is written in the heart, if the law of love be there.”

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