Law & Love

Scripture

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:10 ESV

Observation

Love fulfills the requirements of the law. 

Application

Jesus summed up the law in two sentences: “…you shall love the Lord your God…You shall love your neighbor as yourself…” – Mark 12:30-31 ESV. What may seem complicated has been simplified in developing loving relationships.  Love empowers us to accomplish what God has required. 

The Christian life is built on a love relationship with God and with others. We love God and others because “Christ first loved us”.  Many want to make Christianity a list of requirements but Christ has called us to a genuine relationship based on love. Religion has its foundation in accomplishments while Christianity is based on a love relationship. 

Prayer

Lord may we learn to love and live in relationship with You and others. 

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