“Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “Y OU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, Y OU SHALL NOT MURDER, Y OU SHALL NOT STEAL, Y OU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”Romans 13:8-10 NASB
The mark of a true follower of Jesus Christ is the love of Christ at work in their lives. Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was and He responded by saying that to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love thy neighbor as thy self.
The common denominator in both of these is love. The apostle Paul wrote that these three remain faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love.
In the Christian walk love is a verb, it is an action. The only way we are truly able to love as the Lord prescribes is through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit has been given to us not only as a helper but to empower us for all things. Relying upon the Lord is the key to walking in true love. No greater love have this than a man lay down his life for his friends.
For us to truly lay down our lives requires us to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. In ourselves we are weak and powerless, in Him all things are possible. May we be filled with His love and grace to overflowing.