"Love is the fulfillment of the law"
Text: Romans 13:10
A QUICK REVIEW: THE LAW OF GOD
It would be good if we do a quick review of what Paul had written earlier concerning the law of God. Four things may be highlighted:-
1. The believer is not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:15
2. He has been delivered from the law. Romans 7:6
3. In essence the law is holy, just and good. Romans 7:12
4. The law is also spiritual. Romans 7:14
NO REJECTION OF THE LAW
Paul at no time rejected the commandments of God. However, he insisted that the law cannot bring about justification or eternal life (Cf. Galatians 2:16). Though the law cannot give salvation, it is nevertheless to be loved and honoured! Every believer ought to make every attempt to fulfill the law (but not in hope of salvation).
“Love does no harm to a neighbour;
therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”