…love is the fulfillment of the law.
Our first reaction to a law is to fight it. “No one is going to make me wear a seat belt.” “Nobody is going to tell me what I can say or do.”
I’m sorry but in our democratic nation laws are put in place for the perceived common good. Notice I said perceived, because some laws across the land are a bit strange. Laws are for our safety, to maintain civility in the land, and frankly to help us get along. Yes, laws are broken all the time. How many of you drive 55 miles per hour when the signs say too?
Being a Christian comes with a set of laws. Do the 10 commandments ring a bell? The ultimate purpose of these laws is love. Love for God’s people and love in return to the law giver. God’s laws are in place for our safety and to maintain order in His kingdom. The ultimate results of following God’s law and being under His protection through His laws is our love for the law giver. In case you haven’t figured it out, God is the giver of the laws. You love God, right? God loves us so much that He doesn’t allow for us to be lawless.
Through the discipline imposed by the God’s laws we fulfill God’s plan for us. Yes, there is reason and a plan behind the laws of God. The fulfillment of the laws of God is our love for Him and His love for us. The laws provide a way to come closer to God and His love. We may fight back at the law and drive over the posted speed limit. However, in the end the law is there because God loves us. We in turn will come to love Him by following His laws.
- So what are the laws you like the least? What are those laws basic purpose?
- What laws would you change? What laws would you add? Why?
- What laws do you love? Why?
- If we love the law giver, God. How can we learn to love the laws?