Good Love

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

In the Old Testament obedience of the law was fear based. Now in the New Testament it is love based. If you can obey the law based on your love of God and you’re good with that, God is good with that. He can work with it.

Where in the law does it say to love your enemies?

Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Is this a law?

Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

His love is provocative but cannot be anything but good love if left to bask in the radiance of the Son alone.

At some point in your walk with Christ this new heart of yours (Ezekiel 36:26) which serves a new conscience (Hebrews 10:22), will not be satisfied with mere obedience of ordinances.

These things Jesus said that demonstrate the love of God towards all mankind are based on a personal relationship. The letter of the law is impersonal.

A personal relationship with Christ is acceptable love.

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