www.rossvillechurch.com 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 April 6, 2011 Don't forget Fifth Sunday Fellowship Covered Dish Dinner at Constitution Hall May 29 , 2011 after the morning worship service
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Law. We must understand that all that God commands is rooted in and motivated by love . Therefore when we act in love , we keep the Law. Biblical Love ; 1 Corinthians 13 love.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other Commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
9a Thou shalt not commit adultery. Sexual sins are never acts of love; They are acts of lust . Hebrews 13 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers (fornicators) and adulterers God will judge. God gave sexuality as an expression of love between a husband and his wife . Any other use of sexuality is sin .
9b Thou shalt not kill. In Matthew 5: 21-22, Jesus equated hating or mistreating our brother with murder . Only when we fervently love one another with pure hearts do we please God. To be harshly critical, to put down, to cause discouragement, to hurt another, Is to fail to love our brother.
9c Thou shalt not steal. Genuine love will not allow us to steal. Those who steal love themselves , or what they want ; not the one they steal from .
9d Thou shalt not bear false witness. To lie to a person or about a person is an act of disrespect or hatred .
9e Thou shalt not covet. To covet is to long for or set your heart upon -- that which belongs to another. Exodus 20 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. Instead, be happy that he has been blessed.
Text: 9f if there be any other Commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law . If there seems to be some tension or conflict between keeping one Law of God and love, We have misunderstood the Law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salva-tion nearer than when we believed. Jesus is coming for us, to receive us to Himself. Our ultimate deliverance gets closer every day.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk honestly , as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering (sexual sins) and wantonness (vices) , not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. About living for the Lord.
It is time to see how right we can live -- Not to see what we can get by with . It's time to quit living for self , and live for God , according to the Word of God , and empowered by the Spirit of God.