(Rom. 13:10) “Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law”.
The Apostle Paul spends quite a bit of his time telling us what the love of God is and is not in (1Cor. 13), and with that understanding we get an idea that love does not attempt to bring any ill will to his neighbor. Thus, Love is not out to hurt us purposely. Love doesn’t look for reasons to bring about pain and anguish to our lives unless its purpose is to draw us closer to God.
Love is the fulfilling of the law because if we love one another as God said to love, then keeping the Ten Commandments won’t be a problem. The law says “Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”… when we love everybody as Christ did, [because he died for us all], then committing these type of acts will not be possible in our lives because of the love of God inside of us.
Thus, love is the root of the fruit of the Spirit and all the other fruit of the Spirit flow out of the love of God, because God is love. Therefore, without the love of God in our lives there is no real joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness…etc; yes there can be temporary peace and even joy, but nothing that really last. Therefore, we must make sure that our love walk is right with God and the fruit of the Spirit should radiate from our being.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason