Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fulfilling the Law Through Love

Romans 13: 8-14 ESV
8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment are summed up in this word: "You shall love your  neighbor as yourself." 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 At my church, we are on a CAMPAIGN for Life, Love, and Liberty.
Today, I want to speak a little bit about

The scripture plainly tells us that we don't owe anything to anyone except that we love them.
Love doesn't cheat.
Love doesn't hurt.
Love doesn't steal.
Love is not envious.
Love doesn't lie.

So as long as we are showing love to people, we are following every other commandment in the bible by default. 

I haven't said anything that's not in the scripture ^^

One thing that I feel people don't mention much, though, is how flawed the love we give away is, if we don't properly love OURSELVES.  We can't exclude ourselves from love.

When we come into the grace and knowledge of Christ's love for US and start to realize who we are, we begin to understand our worth and to love and appreciate ourselves and everyone else we come into contact with.

Galatians 2:20 ESV - "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Christ loved us so much that he didn't just die, but he GAVE himself up for me.
A man who lived a perfect life decided that my life was worth His own.

*praise break*

John 15:12-13 ESV - "12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."

And, of course, majority of us aren't at that place yet lol
All we can do is to continually get to know more and more about God. And because
*God = Love*
We inadvertently learn more about love.

See you in the next post!
comment and share! *hug*

xoxo, Tasha


  1. Needed to read this: "One thing that I feel people don't mention much, though, is how flawed the love we give away is, if we don't properly love OURSELVES. We can't exclude ourselves from love."

    Thank you, Tasha.

  2. I love you for this post, Jodi (and a whole host of other reasons that I won't list on here).

    1. I love you too girl :-)

      And thanks for sparing the dissertation ;-)


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