Biblical Reflections: Romans 13:10

Romans 13:10 – Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

It is just so simple. If we could just defer to one another’s needs, then we would be happier, healthier and more prosperous. Why can’t we do it? Sadly, selfishness, pride, and all manner of sins get in the way.

One need only watch a room full of toddlers to see this fallen nature at work. Even tiny children express irrational selfishness. Furthermore, pride is so rampant in society that humility and meekness are seen as foolish and weak in many circles. Love is the answer. Even greater than faith and hope, godly love (charity) is the supreme solution (1 Corinthians 13).  It was love that brought Christ to us, and it was love that gave its life to save His people.  When we love as Christ demonstrated, we cover a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). 

The Apostle John considered the great love of God saying,  “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not” (1 John 3:1).  The depth of the love of God as seen in Jesus Christ is humbling and inspiring. 

While love is a duty, it leads to immense blessing.  The unbelieving world around us does not understand this philosophy, but we know and see that pride does not save and selfishness does not serve.  See for yourself.  Love someone and witness the blessing that follows.

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