The Rule of Love

Reformation Heritage, 2009
ISBN: 9781601780638


In The Rule of Love, J.V. Fesko gives an introductory exposition of the Ten Commandments. Beginning with the importance of the prologue, and then addressing each Commandment in turn, he sets forth a balanced and biblical approach that places the law in proper perspective. Throughout the book, Fesko analyzes the historical context of God’s giving the law in order to help us accurately understand the moral demands God places upon humanity.

Yet, Fesko does not stop there; he also discusses the covenantal and redemptive context in which the law was given. Thus, he shows that the law is not presented to us in order for us to present ourselves right before God. Rather, it demonstrates our failure to love God as we should and points us to Christ and his perfect obedience. Fesko also shows how Christ applies the commandments to his people by the indwelling power and presence of the Holy Spirit. This survey of the Ten Commandments promises to bring about a more accurate understanding of the proper uses of the law, as well as profound gratitude for all that God has for us in Christ.

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Key Features

  • Introduces each of the Ten Commandments
  • Discusses covenantal aspects of God’s law
  • Analyzes the historical and cultural context of the Ten Commandments


  • The Prologue
  • The First Commandment
  • The Second Commandment
  • The Third Commandment
  • The Fourth Commandment
  • The Fifth Commandment
  • The Sixth Commandment
  • The Seventh Commandment
  • The Eighth Commandment
  • The Ninth Commandment
  • The Tenth Commandment

Praise for the Print Edition

The Rule of Love refreshingly sets each of the Ten Commandments in its historical, covenantal, and redemptive context, then proceeds to show that each commandment covers a broad range of issues that convict us as believers of sin and encourage us to flee to Christ who is the great Law-fulfiller and our complete remedy for all our Law-breaking.

Joel R. Beeke, professor of systematic theology and homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

Product Details

  • Title: The Rule of Love
  • Author: J.V. Fesko
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 141
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Covenants

About J.V. Fesko

J.V. Fesko is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He was ordained as a church planter in 1998 and was installed as a pastor in 2003, thus serving in pastoral ministry for over 10 years. He has also taught systematic theology for Reformed Theological Seminary for over eight years as a part-time professor. He has served on two committees appointed by the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. His present research interests include the integration of biblical and systematic theology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Reformed theology. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Evangelical Theological Society, and a friend of the Institute for Biblical Research.

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