Galatians 5:14 (NKJV) For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Can it get any simpler than that? All of the law, all of it, is fulfilled in one word. So many people try and keep every little part of the law, and when they fail, as we all will, they get into condemnation. But this verse tells us that all we have to do to live free of that condemnation is to keep this one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. We can say it like this: Love one another.
When we think that we are born of love and that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, living this way should be so easy for us, yet we see that for many, it is really tough. Why is that? I believe it is because we are too flesh-minded, or we can say, selfish, instead of being God-inside-minded.
You see, the Holy Spirit has been given to us to be our Helper. He is our Teacher, and if we will take time to listen to His compassion within us, we will see that He will give us the ability to love even the unloving.
God knows that the only way that we can walk in victory in this life is to let His love flow through us. People are hurting, and they need His love to be shown to them. It is such a shame that people go to some churches, and get beat up instead of built up. What this does is gives them the attitude that God does not love them, so how can His love flow through them?
Today, we need to see that we are love-children of a love-God. He has poured His love in us, and He wants us to pour it out to others. He wants us to be His light and His love to a hurting world. They do not need condemnation, or even our judgment. They need our love, because our love is His love.
Go ahead and let God work through you. Remember, the greatest people that ever walked this earth are those who walked like Jesus; those who walked in love.
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