(Pro 10:12 KJV) Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
I get frustrated with people who think that the Old Testament is somehow an archaic book, that the God of the New Testament is different somehow. You have heard how Yahweh was a God of anger and Jesus represents the God of love. Wishful thinking. There is little of Jesus’ basic teaching that is not grounded in the Old Testament and it would almost seem like Paul had read the book of Proverbs.
“Love” (160) as being central was not a new concept conceived by the apostle Paul to meet modern times. It was the universal standard of God. Our problem with this is that we have allowed the pagan pastors and humanistic Hollywood to define down our concept of both God and love to the point where we cannot handle either.
So? Love with the love that is rooted in the holiness of God, not the feelings of your philosophy professor.