Is everything we do really out of love? Can you honestly say that love guides your actions at all times? In Romans 13:10 (TLB), Paul says that “love does no wrong to anyone. That’s why it fully satisfies all of God’s requirements. It is the only law you need.” As Believers, we sometimes get caught up in so much other stuff that we place genuine love for one another on the back burner.
In 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3, Paul explains to the Church of Corinth the importance of love and its magnitude in our actions. We can do whatever God has called us to do, but if love isn’t the motivator then our actions are empty. Can you imagine a world where everyone who claims to be a child of God is driven by love for one another? Not just love for their friends and family but love for a stranger, for someone who believes and lives differently. A world where we think about others first and treat them with love as our Father and Savior treat us.
Paul warns back in Romans 13:12 (AMP) that “the night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop, fling away the works and deeds of darkness and put on the full armor of light.” Now is the time for the body of Christ to set aside the petty arguments and disagreements. Time to walk in Christ and not our own prideful flesh. Time to reflect and glorify God and not ourselves.
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Romans 13:10 (TLB) Love does no wrong to anyone. That’s why it fully satisfies all of God’s requirements. It is the only law you need.
Romans 13:10 (KJV) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.