Bible Study Devotional -Day 79 – Commentary Romans 13:8-10 – What is the commandment of Jesus?

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another; for he who loves others has fulfilled the law.  The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Loves does no harm to a neighbor.  Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.  (Romans 13:8-10)

On my blog a Millennial wrote, “Many religious sects condemn others based on singular passages and don’t choose to focus on those verses that promote acceptance.” She’s right. The “Christian” baker that refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple was not acting in love. The baker was judging while the whole world watched. Jesus commands us in Matthew 7:1 and Luke 6:37– Do not judge. That one act and others like it may have kept thousands or even millions of Millennials from having a relationship with God. God is love and loves every Millennial.

Christians only have to worry about one rule or commandment. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If we obey that one commandment keeping in mind that one another includes people of different races, the LGBTQ community, unmarried and pregnant women, people of a different country (perhaps an illegal), or those covered with tattoos and piercings; we are doing what God wants us to do and what Jesus would do. Please go out today and love your neighbors. The world is watching, and we want everyone to want what we have, God’s love.

Bible Study Devotional -Day 79 – Commentary Romans 13:8-10 – What is the commandment of Jesus?

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