“Love Fulfills The Law” (Romans 13: 8, HCSB) by Carley Evans

Jesus says, “Don’t assume that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5: 18)

And Paul writes, “Do not owe anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Paul reiterates that the “big ten” commandments not to murder, not to commit adultery, not to covet are fulfilled by loving others. And, he adds: “and whatever other commandment.” (Romans 13: 9)

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13: 10)

Jesus is love; He perfectly fulfills the law.

“Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way.” (Romans 14: 13)

“So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.” (Romans 14: 19)

“Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” (Romans 15: 2)

“Therefore, accept one another, just as the Messiah accepts you, to the glory of God.” (Romans 15: 7)

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