Though there seem to be apparent discrepancies between the God of the Old Testament and New Testament, the themes and principles are the same throughout. We cannot simply do away with one because we are uncomfortable with what it says at a superficial level, but we must study diligently to find God’s love revealed in the entirety of its content. In today’s reading we find evidence that what Christ taught in the NT was not novel but a principle found in God’s law. Read on…
“He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.”
Christ’s words were not new. He was drawing lessons that had been corrupted and entirely forgotten by His people. The people were keeping the letter but not the spirit of the law. At it’s core, the Law is Love. Love is the fundamental foundation of God’s law. It’s no surprise, because God is Love, and anything that God does must have as its foundation unconditional love. Since Love never changes, neither does His law. Nothing that God would command us to do is harmful or burdensome but sheer joy and beauty. The keeping of the law gives us access into the very essence of God’s character.
So, what must you do to be saved? Love. Love!
In Christ Alone,