by Robert Brock
Thursday, June 6
Love Fulfills the Law
“Love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law,” Romans 13:8.
“Owe no man anything, but to love one another” (Romans 13:8) implies that loving others is a moral obligation one must pay to fulfill the Law of God.
“I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth” (Romans 1:14, 16).
God intends for His children to keep His laws. However, Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, proved that man cannot keep it. In Matthew 19, He taught that only God is good. Paul admitted only in Christ can I do all the things God requires. It is very difficult for man to admit he cannot be good. This creates a dilemma for Christians, they know God wants them to be good and Romans 7 teaches they cannot do it. Romans 1 solves man’s problem with keeping the Law of God. Man could not keep it to get saved, neither can he keep it to stay saved. If we fall in love with Jesus, He loves others through us. Therefore, God’s love in us does not offend God nor does it use and abuse man thus keeping the whole Law.
Sometimes, life can be hard and unfair, and we feel no one loves us and we find it hard to love others and keep God’s standards.
THOUGHT: Love fulfills God’s Law. God keeps it through us.