Romans 13

Romans 13:8

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

We can live from relationship or religion but relationship is better. We can by guided by love or law but love is better, because love fulfills the law.

Romans 13:9

For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”

Under law, you need to be acquainted with all the commandments, lest you break one and be judged guilty of breaking all (Jas. 2:10). But live from the overflow of God’s love, and you will keep all the commandments without any conscious effort (Gal. 5:14).

Romans 13:10

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

If the love of Christ is in your heart, you will have no problem loving your neighbor, and if you love your neighbor you are not going to murder him, steal his wife, or covet his donkey.

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