Lesson 9: The Existential Perspective: Intending Good
Section 3: Motive of Love


III. Motive of Love

A. Allegiance

  1. Loyalty

  2. Orientation

  3. Responsibility

B. Action

  1. Atoning Grace

  2. Common Grace

C. Affection

  1. Gratefulness

  2. Fear             

1. How did Jesus summarize the teachings of the Old Testament?

2. What three elements are included in love, according to Dr. Frame?

3. Dr. Frame says, "In many ways, __________ is the cornerstone of the concept of love."

4. How does the lesson summarize the main point of Deuteronomy 6:5?

5. Explain the differences between the biblical terms "heart," "soul," and "strength." How are they related?

6. Make sure you know the Ten Commandments in the order given in Exodus 20.

7. What is our responsibility in regard to applying the biblical commandments to new situations?

8. What is "common grace"?

9. How are love and justice harmonized in God?

10. What place do feelings have in love?

11. What does the prelude to the Ten Commandments teach us about our motives for obedience?

12. How are the Ten Commandments usually divided?

13. How does Dr. Frame define the kind of "fear" of God that should motivate our obedience?

14. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

John 14:15
1 John 4:9-11
Proverbs 1:7

15. Review the meaning of each perspective of ethical decisions. What kind of question each one asks.

1. Did your understanding of love change as you studied this lesson? In what way?

2. In what ways is love a motive for your ethical judgments? Give an example.

3. Did any of the Bible passages speak to you in a special way? Explain why.

4. What teachings were especially helpful for you in this whole lesson? Explain why.

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