Jottings — Dominated & Characterized by Love
On 1 Timothy 1:5 – “The ministry of one who handles the truth is to be dominated and characterized by love. Since God’s love has been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, Romans 5:5, it is designed to find its refection in the life and conduct of the believer. The ministry of the Scriptures is never to be a matter of cold theology. The heart must be aglow with the impulse of divine love. Its source and character, in the human channel of its exercise, is described in what follows in this verse.”
W. E. Vine, Collected Writings of W.E. Vine: 1 Timothy. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1996).