Monday, December 29, 2014

The law of liberty

According to Strong's Concordance, the law being spoken of in James 1:25 is the moral instruction given by Christ, the command about love.  The true liberty is living how we should, not as we please.  We are told to continue in that law of liberty, to abide in it. So what does Jesus Christ command us to do?  In Matthew 22 and Luke 10 Jesus commands us to love God with all our heart, with all our soul, all our strength and with all our mind and to love our neighbour as ourself.When we do that, we will have the heart of Jesus to be compassionate towards widows, orphans, our neighbour.  Who is our neighbour?  Anyone who needs help.  It does not matter who it is, we should show compassion and have mercy on all people in need.  You do that and you fulfill all the law!  See Galatians 5. :)   But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. 26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world~•James 1:22-27    Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." ~•Matthew 22:37-40   So he answered and said, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' " ~•Luke 10:27   For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."~•Galatians 5:14

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