Love does no wrong

HIGHLIGHT

Romans 13:10 (ESV): 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 

EXPLAIN

Paul’s practical exhortations to holy living begin in Romans 12. Because all have sinned, because salvation is only received by grace through faith, because of the power of sin that only Christ can deliver us from, because of God’s sovereign choice to include us in his family‚Ķ therefore, we should offer our lives as living sacrifices, no longer living like the world, having our minds renewed by God’s Word.

Consecrated, holy living is marked by love for one another. Immediately after Paul’s exhortation to be a living sacrifice, he began to discuss the Christian life in terms of love. That theme continues throughout Romans 13.

APPLY

Love does no wrong to a neighbor.

Love does not do anything or say anything that might harm someone else.

This is an incredibly high standard of Christian living! Indeed, our world would be transformed greatly if we truly embraced this guideline.

Don’t do anything that could, would, or does harm to anyone. 

RESPOND

Heavenly Father, thank you for your great grace. Help me to live by your Word, according to your will, a life of love that does no wrong to anyone. Amen.

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