From Edwards’ study on the Religious Affections, we now see that all affections have a common source, all grow from one root and flow from one fountain - love. We consider four points:
- First, that true religion can be summarized by love.
- Second, that this love is not a weak inclination, but a strong affection.
- Third, that the kind of love that characterizes saving grace is not a one time act but a continual, as well as strong, inclination of the soul.
- Finally, that love is not merely one of the affections, but all of them: it is the fountain from which all the affections flow.
Once again, we are urged to examine our hearts and to seek the Lord that we might have this Love that only comes to the children of God by the work of the Spirit.