The Exegetical Systematician: Love is Emotive, Motive, Impulsive, and Expulsive

“Love is primary because only by love can the commandments be fulfilled. Love is emotive, motive, impulsive, and expulsive. It is emotive in that it constrains affection for its object, motive because it is the spring of action, impulsive because it impels to action, expulsive in that it expels what is alien to the interests of its object.” —John Murray, The Christian Ethic

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