Did you know the Bible tells you how to fulfill everything written in it? Yeah, God is cool like that! The entire Bible is summed up in one mighty word: Love. Let’s take a look!
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
That is awesome! We learn in 1 John that God is love. We learn in 1 Corinthians what love really is and that God’s character is 100% love!
“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”
1 John 4:15-16
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails..”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is so much more than what the world says it is! We would not even have love if it wasn’t for God! He is love and He is the one that made it exist! In order to truly love each other like 1 Corinthians 13 says to love, we must have God and His love inside of us. He empowers us to love like He does through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit!
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
1 John 4:9-10
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”
1 John 3:11
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
1 John 3:16
So, through Jesus Christ, we can have God and His love inside of us and love like God loves, and through His love the entire Bible is fulfilled! Praise God! Here is how you get that victory and live life victoriously in love!
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
1 John 5:1-5
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
1 John 5:11-12
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it the full.”
Jesus speaking in John 10:10
That’s it folks! If you believe in Jesus Christ, you will have God’s love inside of you and be empowered to love like He does, which fulfills the Bible! You will be born of God, you will overcome the world, and you will have life and have it to the full! Hallelujah! What a powerful grip of promises that is!
Thank you Lord for your love! May we all love each other just like God loves us as He makes us perfect as we see the day draw near! In the Name of Jesus, Amen!
Grace and peace to you all!
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”