Love

Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor:  and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.  Jeremiah 22:3

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it.  Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  Matthew 22:37-40

Execute judgment and righteousness.  Justice and righteousness.  Do what is right.  Love God and love your neighbor.

Deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor.  This may require stepping out and doing something.  This may cause someone not to like you.  But it is the right thing to do.  God’s word says so because love says so.  Love requires it.  You know this in your heart, because your heart was made to love.

Do no wrong.  We are told what to do (what is right), and what not to do (what is wrong).  That covers just about everything.  Love gives discernment.

Do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow.  Have mercy and compassion.  Love.

Neither shed innocent blood in this place.  Love.

Jesus said all the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments:  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.

The law and the prophets can be revealed to us by these two commandments:  Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.

That simplifies things.

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About Monica Miller

Monica Miller is a wife, homemaker, reader, writer, violinist, and whatever else God has her be at the time.
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