Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Rom. 13:10  Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of God's requirements.

Love does no wrong.  Think about this for a few moments today.  Love does not hurt others.  Love does not withhold forgiveness when it is asked for.  Love does not demean others.  Love does not let others suffer when we can do something about it.  Love does no wrong.

How often have you truly been loved by those who say they love you?  Probably not as often as you should be.  Loving one another should be the norm in the family of God.  We are told in I Cor. 13:4-8a just what this love is like in practical terms.  Godly love builds others us; it does not tear them down. 

To love one another God's way is demanding.  It demands of us thoughtful effort.  We must purposely strive to act in a godly way towards one another.  We must set aside our personal agendas and emotions and act like God acts towards us.  God loves us unconditionally and sacrificially.

God gave His all for our salvation.  He who knew no sin became sin for us so that we can be set free from sin's condemnation and have eternal life with Him.  He died for everyone who has ever lived and does not withhold His love from anyone who would receive it.

All of God's demands for holy living can be met by loving one another with godly love.  If we put forth the effort and truly try to love one another as we should, all will be well with our souls before God, for love satisfies all of God's requirements for eternal love.  If you truly love the Lord you will obey His commandments and all of His commandments are summarized in loving God with all that we are and loving one another as ourselves.

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