Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 11
Biblically, it's more than an emotion or feeling.
Love is a Person (Jesus – see 1 John 4:8, 16) and it's an action (Cross – see Romans 5:8).
Between verses four and five of Ephesians 1, Paul inserts the phrase "in love."
Scholars argue whether the phrase "in love" goes with the statement made in Ephesians 1:4 ("you were chosen before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him IN LOVE") or whether it refers to God's position in predestining us unto adoption in Ephesians 1:5.
In this expositional study in Ephesians, Nathan Johnson discusses this dilemma and gives his conclusion … and in so doing discusses what it means for God to always act from the nature of love and calls us to do the same.