Law and Order…and Love, Pt. 2

law and order and love 4The popular saying, “Rules were made to be broken…” speaks to the state of mind wherein the rebellious nature of sin springs forth. We witness this behavior literally within almost every sector of society, from the least to the greatest. It breeds selfish acts without taking the subsequent consequences into consideration. It is an attitude which gives no regard to how others within our inner social circles or the macro-community at large will be affected by those decisions to ‘bend the rules.’ This blatant disregard for order will often lead to a path of destruction if not corrected immediately upon being exposed.

law and order and love 5Although we are no longer bound under the Law of the Old Testament, its purposes are eternal. Jesus said the first and greatest of all commandments was/is to “…love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…” (Matt. 22:37,38). Then He follows this with, “And the second is like unto it, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets…” (vv. 39,40). If we were to follow these two ‘rules’ of thumb for approaching and relating to others, then order can be maintained. However, if we continue to live selfishly, we will continue to see chaos increase within the world around us…#‎thinkonthesethings‬

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17 thoughts on “Law and Order…and Love, Pt. 2

  1. I love the first commandment since it means loving ourselves. I always say as long as we can look ourselves into the eyes in the mirror it’s OK.

      1. You are absolutely right. But someone like that wouldn’t even think about any commadments… We have to be in our heart in order to act lovingly. When we are we do it automatically. When we are not we don’t even know who we are.

      2. The Holy Spirit fills us with the love for others as we continue to give ourselves to Him. The more we give ourselves to Him, the more we are able to love others as we love God and love ourselves.

      3. I know 😉 We are God’s children. What else could we be then love – we simply forget since we put our head over our heart. Love to discuss this with you 😊

      4. Yes. As we grow in our relationship with God, we grow in our love for one another. But we have to keep God at the forefront of everything and love has to be our only motivation for our actions. Because when we take our eyes off of Him for only one moment, it throws everything else off course. It causes our motivations to shift from loving others to promoting our own selfish agendas.

  2. It is interesting to read that it is a command, because what happened is Christ changed my heart – my kindness and compassion are from Him, not from anything I “try” to do.

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