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Love Satisfies All

Love Satisfies All

03 December 2009

Scripture:

Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of God’s requirements. (Romans 13:10 NLT)

This morning, I was struck again by the simplicity of it all. Religion makes it so complicated. The Jews had thousands – actually thousands – of rules they had developed to try to live according to God’s law.

Jesus said, “Love God with all your heart and love others like you love yourself. That should do it.” The Christians had already begun to develop a lot of rules about what they should and shouldn’t do, say, eat, drink, wear, or think.

Paul reminds them and us again, “Keep it simple!” If you really love God and really love other people and if you speak and act in light of that love, you’ll get it right most of the time. It ain’t rocket science!

Paul wraps it up with these words: “I am fully convinced, dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well that you are able to teach others all about them.” (Romans 15:14 NLT)

It’s not that we need to know a lot more to live the Christian life, it’s simply that we need to live what we already know. And we need to be reminded. How often? As often as it takes.

Prayer:

Father, I know this stuff. Thanks for reminding me today how simple it really is. I commit to take these thoughts fresh in my heart and mind into all my attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions today. I am going to live today out of love for you and love for others. Amen.

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