"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." - Matthew 22:37-40

Monday, July 11, 2011

Obedience is the Key

"Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;" - 1 Peter 1:22-23

As Christians we are asked to fulfill the law by loving one another. We are called to act on obedience, not conscience, and we are called to this action not for reward, but for the sake of fulfillment. For in the fulfillment of Providence  we are given life, a gift beyond reward.

"Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say."
- Philemon 1:21

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