During family scripture study this week, I came across Romans 13:8:
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
I found this verse intriguing for a couple of reasons.
First, I liked the idea of not owing anyone anything other than loving them. This is interesting to me because it shows that we actually owe others our love, and it also shows that material things don’t matter as much as love does.
The second reason is I like the idea of each of us fulfilling the Law of Moses through loving others. Consider Matt. 22:37–40:
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Even Jesus got behind the idea of loving others supersedes all other commandments.
In the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:17), Jesus taught us that he came to fulfill the Law of Moses:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
The fact that all he did was motivated by love, it seems to bring a new meaning to trying to be like Jesus.