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  • Joe Norton

Love (7/5/2020)

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

The Apostle Paul re-emphasizes a significant point Jesus made one day when he was having a discussion with a lawyer: Jesus taught that loving our neighbor as we love ourselves is the second of the great commandments.

Love is an outward demonstration of care and concern for others whether they are with us or far away and whether or not they have an immediate need. Our neighbor is anyone, regardless of social standing, position in society, or close ties with us.

Paul takes a broad stroke across human nature here in reiterating the principle Jesus had laid down. This kind of love is mandatory for the follower of Christ, and it is inclusive, including those who do not show love to us as well as those who do.


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