How do you know if you are living under the Love of Law or from the Law of Love?
The love of law binds, but the law of love frees.
The love of law says that you reap what you sow, but the law of love says that you reap what Jesus sows. The love of law says that you are a servant, but the law of love says that you are a friend. The love of law says that you must follow the rules or be punished, but the law of love gives you the power of freedom and choice.
When you are operating under the love of law, you perform because you need the praise, approval, and acceptance of others. When you are living from the law of love, you know that you already have the praise, approval, and acceptance of the only one who matters.
As sons and daughters of glory, we were made to live from the overflow of God’s love.
Romans 13:8-10 says, “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
The law is fulfilled when we simply love one another!
If you have been living under the love of law, but desire to live from the law of love, invite God to give you a fresh baptism of His love and find out what the Bible says about the character of God. When you start to understand the Father’s character, it will transform your entire perspective of yourself and how you see others.
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