Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. -Romans 13:8 (NASB)

In the verse above, Paul write to the Christians in Rome about how to fulfill the law, which alludes to Jesus’ teachings. In the Torah, there are the most famous Ten Commandments, but they are actually part of 613(!) in all, spread throughout the Old Testament.

Reading through all of them can be overwhelming, and we see in Scripture how God’s own chosen people break His laws over and over again. But with Jesus, He teaches that all of the law can be fulfilled by loving God and one another.

How so? Jesus cites one of the famous Ten Commandments: You shall not kill. Indeed, He says, it is not loving to take the life of another, but we also kill in another unloving way when we are resentful, hateful, or malicious to one another. Words maim, hurt, and kill.

At the end of the day, can we look back and say we loved one another as He loved us?

Father God, please show us how to live truthfully and lovingly toward others—no matter how they live—as Your Son showed us in His life.

Today’s video

The amazing nonprofit Bible Project has a great video about all the laws and commandments, and how Jesus says we fulfill all of them by loving others and God.