One word

What one word do we find in almost every book of the Bible? – Love!

What do Jesus and Paul say is the most important thing? – Love!

Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” … “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. … And …. Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-40 – and see Mark 12:28-31)

Paul quoted four of the 10 Commandments, then said: “and whatever other command there may be, [all] are summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10)

The writer of the first letter of John said that “all who live in love live in God and God in them” and that “perfect love drives out all fear.” (See 1 John 4)

If we see all of Scripture through the lens of love, we will understand and interpret it from the heart of God, for God is love.

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