March 20: To Love Perfectly Is to Be Perfect

“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment” (1 John 3:23).

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the  fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).

When you carefully study Exodus 20:2-18, where God gave Moses The Ten Commandments, you will find that each one is based on love — Perfect love:

  1. I, Jehovah, must be the ONLY God whom you love and worship.
  2. You must never make an image of any gods, lest they attract you by their beauty or hold you captive by their horrible appearance through fear. Demons are attached to all idols, and when you pray to an idol you pray to a demon. You must never bow down to idols, for if you do, you become a bond-slave to the demon that is attached to the image.
  3. You must never swear falsely by the name of the Lord. Use My Holy Name only in Worship, in praises to Me, in preaching, teaching, and in great reverence. This is to treat My name with love. My people use My Holy Name too glibly. They may not use it as a profanity, but they often use it as an expletive.
  4. I gave you one day of the week to rest. Rest is peace. As you draw close to Me, your heart will be filled with My peace. You must also allow your servants, employees, even your animals to rest. This is an act of love for all My creation. It’s a witness that you believe I created the world as revealed in Genesis.
  5. It is your filial duty to love and honour your parents and elders; it is the foundation of a good character, and brings good health and long life to you. Even if your parents may not be perfect, there are ways in which you can honour them. Look for the good in them. Some of them need deliverance from demons and bad habits; others act cruelly because they were abused from childhood, and know no other way. Remember, you have their DNA. Only a great love can break the demons that have ruled and controlled your family line.
  6. Thou shalt not murder. This Hebrew word refers to a cruel, crushing, revengeful, unlawful killing of a victim. It does not refer to being put to death as a punishment, which God commanded when He decreed the death sentence for certain sins and wickedness. When you love your neighbor, you cannot entertain thoughts of murdering him.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Holy love will never permit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal. To steal is very unkind, unjust and unloving.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. How can you lie about the neighbor that you love?
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, wife, servants, ox, ass, or anything that is thy neighbour’s. Love is never envious; it rejoices for blessings others receive.

To love perfectly is to fulfill the Law of God perfectly!



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