March 13, 2016
Love Fulfills the Law
Jesus said, Matt. 7:12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
Matt. 22:37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Therefore the purpose of ALL the law and the prophets were about God teaches us what love looks like.
But then through the gospel Jesus interpreted the essence of the heart of the law and the prophets.
The letter of the law kills, but the Spirit of the Law gives life.