Showing posts with label 10 commandments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10 commandments. Show all posts

Friday, March 31, 2017

Jesus commands: Love!

In the Ten Commandments, God gave us our marching orders! Those directives are meant to instruct, guide, and transform our daily lives and develop the right kind of relationship with God, ourselves, and other people.

Revisiting those commandments or “Ten Words” in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, we might think we’ve obeyed them all, and externally speaking, that may be true. But Jesus gets into our minds and hearts with His one command: “Love one another as I love you,” John 15:12.

Not only would that one commandment fulfill all ten, but this marching order takes the Golden Rule to a higher level. i.e., Instead of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” we’re told to treat one another the way Jesus would treat us – with relentless love.

This doesn’t just mean to love each other the way we love ourselves since that might not be nearly enough! We’re to love each other the way Jesus loves us – nearly and dearly. Then, as we believe in, accept, and receive Jesus’ love, we’re ready to let His love fill us and overflow.

Mary Harwell Sayler on John 15:12 and the Ten Commandments as found in the many translations on Bible Gateway

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

All of God's laws in one word

The laws of God clearly say:
Do not be unfaithful to your spouse.
Do not take the life out of anyone.
Steal absolutely nothing.
And never agonize over having
what someone else has!

These commandments
and all of God’s law can be
summed up in one word:

Care about other people
and their well-being
as much as you care
about your own.

never wrongs anyone
nor wishes them ill.

So if you keep at heart
your own interests
and also your concerns
for other people, then
your love will completely
satisfy God’s law.

To show how the Bible speaks to us today, Romans 13:9-10 has been prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, who used scriptures from the many translations found on Bible Gateway.

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