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Love fulfills the law

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    Love fulfills the law

    There are many debates these days about what law or commandments we are to follow. The simple answer is Love. In Matthew 22:37-40; “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

    So basically if your nail is not fastened in that sure place, then your religion is just in vain and will also eventually fail and fall to the ground. It is written in James 2:8; “If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:” And also here in Galatians 5:14; “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    We are told in Romans 13:8-10; “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loves another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

    But how can we love as we should, because we by our first nature are evil. Just as it is written “the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;” Jesus also said in Mark 10:18 that there is none that is good, but One, and that is God. So how do we love as we should love? The only way we can love, as we should love, is to have the Love of God dwelling in us.

    Jesus gave us a new commandment in John 13:34; “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Many don’t understand why Jesus said it was a “new” commandment, as it was also written in the Old Testament to love your neighbor. But Jesus said to love one another “as I have loved you.”

    Again how can we love as Jesus loved us? It is only accomplished by the love of God being shed abroad in our hearts by way of the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Jesus said in John 17:26; “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” And so that is how we love, as He loved; and thereby are we also loved of the Father. And if Christ truly dwells in your hearts by faith; then you shall also be rooted and grounded in His love.

    For it is not our own works, or our own righteousness that reconciles us back to God, but the righteousness of Christ working in us by faith; and a faith which also works by love. Philippians 3:9; “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”

    Peace and God bless, Mark

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    Very nice, Mark.

    And welcome to Christforums!

    God bless,
    William
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      #3
      Thank you, and God bless.
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        #4
        Peace to you in Christ Hidden Manna

        I agree with William that was very nice, edifying post Bro

        God richly bless you
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          Yes love is the greatest. We are to love one another as Christ loved us. This is not proclaimed enough today. This is how others know we are Christians. It was said of the early Christians Behold how they love one another. Martin Luther put it well when we said That we should do nothing in life that is not needful for our neighbor. This is how we show love.
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