Why didn’t Jesus spend more time talking about how to keep the law?
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” – Luke 10:28
Jesus = Life!
Yes it really is just that simple and in this short devotional I will show you why.
No one ever Loved on command! Love cannot be mandated, forced or coerced and be real in any way, shape or form – this is why religion is so damaging to a relationship with God!
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” – Matthew 22:37
Love – True Love like this comes from the growth of and the expanding knowledge of the immensity of The Gift of Christ! The more you grow in the awareness that He took away ALL your guilt and shame – not just the past but also the future – by taking away the law, “Christ is the end of the law for ALL who believe!” – the more you grasp this the greater your Love for Him – Real Love, True Love – will grow like a weed in a field full of fertilizer!
“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:39
Love your neighbor and fulfill ALL the law and the prophets – this was stated in another place by Christ but the real question is, what is Love for your neighbor, what does it look like?
That depends on the situation but I will tell you this – this grows as you grasp the Value of Christ and the cross as well! How? Because as you see the pain in others over guilt, shame and condemnation and as you grow in the realization of where to go to leave all that satanic crap behind – you grow in a desire to help others see the Freedom, Grace, Joy, Peace and Extreme LOVE of ABBA!
“Do this and you will live.” – isn’t a command, it’s an invitation!
Care to see what this looks like and to start this journey? You can start by answering 7 simple questions here: