Love Fulfills the Law

Today’s Bible Verse of the Day is from Romans 13:8, exploring how love fulfills the law.

Two friends sit and enjoy each others company at a picnic and clearly care and love one another

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8 NIV

What Does Romans 13:8 Mean?

In John 20:23, Jesus tells us that if we forgive others, they are forgiven, but if we hold them bound, they are bound. In this way, Romans 13:8 is telling us to let no debt remain outstanding, meaning we do not owe eachother anything, all is forgiven. Except that we have a debt to love one another. And that this love is the fulfillment of the law. This is a righteousness which exceeds that of the Scribes and Pharisees, who were following the Old Testament and engaging in the letter of the law, not the spirit of the law (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Other Spiritual Practices for Romans 13:8


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