“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” John 15:10 (ESV)
When we are abiding in the love of Jesus we are in harmony with God and we have no desire to harm others. The letter of the law is meant to keep us from doing harm to others and the spirit of the law is how we keep in harmony with God, but if we abide in Jesus’ love we are in harmony with God and will do no harm to others.
The commandments do not save us, but they do guide us in living the saved life. We do not keep the commandments by continually referencing them as if checking our progress, but by abiding in God’s love.
Let’s pray today that we may live by His Spirit so we will love God and others as Jesus.