Love Sums It Up

loveDon’t you love it when Jesus keeps it simple? In case you have a hard time keeping track of the Ten Commandments or other do’s and don’ts, all you gotta do is love.

“Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:10

If we all got along and loved each other as God intended, then no one would get hurt. Of course, this world is not perfect and someone will inevitably hurt you. That’s why it’s important to have our “love” priorities straight:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:37-40

Loving God first and foremost will enable you to love those who are difficult and “undeserving” of love. God will give you the power to love your enemies in the face of injustice. You will make your decisions based on what Jesus would do instead of what you would do. Hence the acronym, WWJD, which stands for “What Would Jesus Do?” You know what YOU would do but does that mean it’s right?  Loving God will empower you to make godly decisions instead of emotional decisions.

“Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12

Love Always Wins!

#love #God #neighbor #lovealwayswins #musingz4life

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