Love is Law

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

While there will always be debate over whether certain Old Testament rules are applicable to the church, in the end it doesn’t matter.  Likewise, we don’t need to have every little idea committed to memory in order to follow the law.

In the end, everything comes down to love.  When the Pharisees tried to trap Jesus by asking Him what the greatest commandment was, Jesus responded by saying “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  The second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself.”

When we love, we can do no wrong.  WWJD or What Would Jesus Do was a popular slogan for a while.  We don’t even need to ask ourselves that question however.  Instead, we simply need to ask, “Is this loving?”

True love is centered on God first and others second.  Often what we consider love is still focused on us.  We will love so that we get something back.  True love is only concerned with other people however.  This is the love that comes from God.  When we love like this, all of the details of that love are unimportant because we will be fulfilling the law.

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