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7 years ago

I recently did a study of Romans and this stuck out to me in regards to old testament law. Chapter 13 8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, “you shall not murder, “you shall not steal”, “you shall not covet”, and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command : “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fullfilment of the law. The law that… Read more »

Rebecca Adams
7 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

I love this connection, Amanda! If we set the focus of our lives to truly love, that’s when we are fulfilling the command of God. I’m amazed!

I too struggle with speaking truth and grace in love. I find myself afraid of “hurting their feelings”, but forgetting that “wounds from a friend can be trusted” (Prov 27:6). Someone challenged me recently that our passionate compassion for someone’s soul should override our fear of being personally shunned. When it comes to sharing truth in love, I need this reminder!