The verse of the day says,
“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Romans 13:10 NET
In my view, laws are the “bare minimum” performance or expectations. Laws aren’t something you aspire to, they’re actually pretty low standards for living.
Consider the 10 commandments:
“Do not murder” or “Do not take the Lords name in vain.” These are bare minimum expectations. Nobody brags when they’re above these laws because “not killing someone” isn’t an impressive feat.
You wouldn’t think that laws like this would even have to exist, but they do exist, because if left alone many people in the world would fall below these standards.
Paul says “love” does no wrong to a neighbor & is the fulfillment of the law.
What does this mean?
It means if you are operating in “love” then you’ll never even need the law. If you love someone, there’s no reason to tell you not to kill them. If you love God, there is no reason to tell you not to take His name in vain.
Love is something we aspire to, it’s not the lowest standard of living, it’s actually the opposite- the highest standard of living.
Love requires you to be the best you can be for you, for others, & for God. Be the best you can be. Don’t walk the line of sin & lawlessness, instead walk in the way of righteousness. When you LOVE, there is no need for the law. That’s why Paul says live “fulfills” the law.
Question of the day: Why is it so hard to love?