Love. The Fulfillment Of The Law. Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye. RCCG Open Heaven.

Love. The Fulfillment Of The Law. Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye. RCCG Open Heaven.

Romans_5-8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans_5-8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Memorise.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. – 1 John 5:2

Read.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (KJV)

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

MESSAGE.

The memory verse for today tells us in very strict terms the godly means of measuring love among brethren. Any show of love that does not stem from the love of God and obedience of His commandments, should be considered fake and deceptive. It should be noted that the focus of Apostle Paul here is not on the fulfillment of the Mosaic Law, but rather about the biblical principle as established by God for Christian practice. This is to cement in our hearts the teachings of Jesus which emphasizes that we are not operating under the law anymore, but under the love of Christ. Living under the grace and liberty of Jesus empowers humanity first to love God and then to love one another.

The big question is, in what sense does love fulfill the totality of the law? And, how does the idea of fulfilling the law through love compare to doing the works of the law? Romans 13:9-10, says:

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

The answer to the above question is embedded in this passage. Accordingly, if the love of God is shed abroad in your heart, you will be able to fulfill the law without grumbling, but with joy. This is why Paul reduced the commandments to only one, “Love is the fulfilling of the law.” As I have often counseled my children, Love can insulate you from the pain, discouragement, and difficulties associated with any given task. Love can reduce the length of an assignment from years to days by fulfilling each day with excitement, hope and fun. Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, because of the love he had for her (Genesis 29:20). No price is too much to pay for the one you love. Jacob served a total of 14 years waiting for Rachel, but did not realize he had waited that long, if a man truly loves a woman, he will be prepared to wait for her to be ready before marriage. The one who loves you will not compel you to sleep with him before you are married. To the world, one faulty yardstick for measuring love is one’s readiness to go into pre-marital sex. Anyone who claims to love you but cannot wait for you to be ready before you go into marriage does not truly love you. Love is not hasty but patient. Anyone who is not ready to pay a price for you does not really love you.

Furthermore, obedience is the natural result of love. You will never want to disobey or rebel against the authority of someone you truly love. All the vices mentioned in the above passage such as adultery, murder, stealing, false witness, covetousness, and others are not compatible with love, rather, they are all contrary to love. It is absolutely impossible to think about doing any of these to your neighbour while also claiming to love God. This is contrary to the Word of God (1 John 4:20).

Prayer Point.

Father, please help me to love You and my neighbours in practical terms in Jesus’ name.

Bible in One Year.

John 3:16-4:30,
Job 30:9-16

Thank You Jesus!

Matthew_5-44: 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

Matthew_5-44: 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

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2 thoughts on “Love. The Fulfillment Of The Law. Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye. RCCG Open Heaven.


  1. A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
    but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

    3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
    keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

    4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

    5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

    6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
    but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

    7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
    but the hearts of fools are not upright.

    8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
    but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

    9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
    but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

    10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
    the one who hates correction will die.

    11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord—
    how much more do human hearts!

    12 Mockers resent correction,
    so they avoid the wise.

    13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
    but heartache crushes the spirit.

    14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

    15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
    but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

    16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great wealth with turmoil.

    17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.

    18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

    19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,
    but the path of the upright is a highway.

    20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.

    21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,
    but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

    22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisers they succeed.

    23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
    and how good is a timely word!

    24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent
    to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.

    25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,
    but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.

    26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
    but gracious words are pure in his sight.

    27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.

    28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
    but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

    29 The Lord is far from the wicked,
    but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

    30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
    and good news gives health to the bones.

    31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction
    will be at home among the wise.

    32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.

    33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
    and humility comes before honor.

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