Devotions for December 21, 2017

ROMANS 13:8-10

Love Fulfills God’s Requirements
8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. 9 For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.”[a] These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

THE DEBT OF LOVE

Jesus stated that in order to fulfill the Law of God, one must love God perfectly and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40). We should all realize that this standard is impossible for us to uphold on our own. We need help from the outside to love like this. That is where Jesus steps in.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: According to verse 8, what do we owe one another?

Q: According to Jesus, who is your neighbor? How can you better love your neighbor?

Q: How can you mobilize and embolden others to love another more effectively?

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