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Fufilling the Law


Fulfill all the Law by keeping one command

The book of Galatians is a very unique book, but then that is true of most of the books in the Bible. A few overlap but even then they add important council for us that helps us live life fully for the Kingdom of God. This was the apostle Paul’s prayer: “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His {God’s} love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19; NLT)

So when Paul tells the Galatian Christians that the whole law is summed up in this one command, “love your neighbor as yourself,” he is giving us the pathway to this power that brings true freedom. All too frequently we think that we can experience freedom by following some formulated process. But the only process that could ever produce such a result is the Law of God and yet it destroys us. Quite simply that is because if we fail at just one point we fail the whole law (James 2: [...]