Key verse: Romans 13:10
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Everything about the law points to love. Not having any other god beside God is loving God. The rest is about loving our neighbors. Oh! Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy is about rest which dovetails into love also: loving God by obeying His command and loving oneself by keeping the body and mind out of stress. The truth of love is that there is no way we love someone and intentionally hurt them. To do so is wickedness and not love. Those who lie to their neighbors with a view to cheating them out of something are hurtful and not loving at all. Jonathan loved David. Even though it was a known thing that David was being touted for the throne which should have been Jonathan’s, yet the latter would not for one second think of allowing any hurt to come to his beloved friend. Conversely, Judas could not be bothered that his friend was to be arrested and face the law on fathom charges even if he did not know it would lead to death.
Anything that causes ill to a neighbor is not love. It is not until the neighbor dies. Even if it is done to hurt his thoughts and feelings, it is not in love at all. Let’s learn to do good to all men and pursue peace so that we may obey the command to love as well as fulfill the law. When we do so, no judgment can hold us from reigning with our Master, Love.
Pray: Father, I want to reign with you. Help me to love my neighbor whether it be convenient or not that I may fulfill the law in Jesus name.