Scott Brother, I didn´t change the wording. That is how it is translated in the NKJV and the KJV. The NASB and ESV translations include "œyou will". In any case, it doesn´t make any difference to what the question is about. In either translation, love is present in the soul before law-keeping overflows from it. I wanted to discuss how one nurtures that love apart from law-keeping since law-keeping is the result of it not the cause of it. Absolutely. However, I think this answers the question: How does one *get* love for Christ? I was thinking more about how one *nurtures* this love apart from law-keeping once it has been granted. But, yes, we come to love Christ by the grace of God alone. Amen. This in interesting to me, I´m not sure if I agree that faith is not a work (it is certainly a gift though). I´m going to start a thread about this in the Theological Forum. I hope you post in it, brother. Amen.