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How Can God's Only Law Be Love?

Before understanding this, we must learn how to love like God does.


John 1:17, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." Moses brought us the Ten Commandments, but Jesus came to save us, and part of that means He came to help us understand the truth of His love for us.


John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." So, He came to lay down His life for us.


Galatians 5:14, "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Loving like God means we love others enough to not put ourselves before them.


Jesus divides Galatians 5:14 into two, Matthew 22:37, "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." and Matthew 22:39, "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."


Of course, He is helping us understand the Ten Commandments, for Matthew 22:37 summarizes the first Four Commandments, Exodus 20:3-7. And Matthew 22:39 summarizes the final Six Commandments, Exodus 20:8-17.


So, Jesus helps us see that His only law, love, can be expanded to include all of the Ten Commandments.


Then, Jesus teaches us that the Ten Commandments can be expanded to include everything we do, say, think, and imagine. He does this in Matthew 5:21-22, "Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." He is explaining that the Sixth Commandment means more than just killing. It means we should not judge, hate, or be angry with another person.


And, in Matthew 5:27-28, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." He helps us understand that adultery is more than physical. It includes our imagination and our thoughts. This means we should not divide our love for our wives. When we do, we betray the women we have promised to love unconditionally.


I could go on; however, Jesus makes His point. When we understand what loving another person means. We can live that love, and we no longer need any other laws. Just love everyone the way God loves us, the way we want others to love us.


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