We must love what is good because it is good, and what is true because it is true! A husband must love his wife because you love the Lord, and in turn, a wife must love her husband because she loves the Lord; for God’s word is truth itself, and is Good itself. To love Good is to love truth; this is the greatest love of all.
Love your Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord in the higher degree, and love the Lord Jesus in the highest degree. Those who love each other with only a worldly love will never be persuaded in spirit to love God in the highest degree. And because one springs from the other, we know true love is that which comes from God alone. And because the Word of God is Truth; and Wisdom; and understanding, these being the essence of His love: this sense and reality of everlasting love will unite us to Him forever.