Rom. 12:9 ¶ Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;
Rom. 12:10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.
Rom. 12:11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rom. 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
Rom. 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
To be filled to overflowing with God’s love means that his love splashes out of us and into the world that surrounds us. God’s love cannot be contained and so, as God’s holy people, those filled with his holy love, there is a direction action and reaction.
Love must be genuine. Love cannot be fake, or faked. Genuine love is the very nature of God which is poured out into his people who invite him to fill every nook and cranny of their being. That is why genuine love must be God’s holy love. The result is an attraction to that which is good and an inability to be attached to…