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Love For Others Fulfills All Of God's Law

Many Christians become all tangled up in legalistic attempts to obey everything they think the Bible commands them to do.

This is not necessary, because Jesus has shown us a simple way to fulfill every law of God:

  
      " . . . YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." 
       (Matthew 22:39 RSV)

But who is our neighbor? According to the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), everybody is our neighbor. Therefore, we are supposed to love all other people the same as we love ourselves.

And what about love for God, Himself? Doesn't Matthew 22:37 say that loving God is the most important commandment?

Yes, loving God is the most important commandment. But according to the parable of The Sheep And The Goats (Matthew 25:31-46), God considers our love for others to be love for Himself. Thus when we give love to other people, we are giving love to God. (" . . . as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.")

Many other Scriptures confirm that love for others fulfills all of God's law.

       Romans 13:8 (RSV)
       Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves
       his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
       Romans 13:10 (RSV)
       Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling
       of the law.
       Galatians 5:14 (RSV)
       For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your
       neighbor as yourself."
       James 2:8 (RSV)
       If you really fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture,
       "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
       Proverbs 10:12 (RSV)
       Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
       1 Peter 4:8 (RSV)
       Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love
       covers a multitude of sins.
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