royal law of love

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

James 2:8 (King James Version)  

"If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well"

The love mentioned here is AGAPE love, or God's kind of love.

Agape love is sacrificial and unconditional.

Jesus laid down His life for us because of His agape love towards us.

While this Royal Law of Love is a high calling, an even higher calling is the commandment given by Jesus right before His death.

John 15:12-13 (New King James Version)  

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 

The test of the new birth is the love test. 

Only those who are born of God can manifest this God kind of love.

Agape Love happens when our nature is one with His nature.  The beauty is that it can't be forced.  As you spend time in God's presence, in His Word and in Worship, His Love nature becomes your nature.

1 John 4:7 (King James Version)  

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.


Since God IS Love...

Love's Definition

1 Corinthians 13:4-10 (The Message Bible)
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies.

God's Definition

1 Corinthians 13:4-10 (The Message Bible)
God never gives up.
God cares more for others than for Himself.
God doesn’t want what He doesn’t have.
God doesn’t strut,
God doesn't have a swelled head,
God doesn't force Himself on others,
God isn't always “me first,”
God doesn't fly off the handle,
God doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
God doesn’t revel when others grovel,
God takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
God puts up with anything,
God always Trusts,
God always looks for the best,
God never looks back,
God keeps going to the end.
God never dies.