Love, Law and Jeremiah 9:23

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Love, Law and Jeremiah 9:23

God’s holy Law and His love are seen by some as to conflicting factors in our relationship with the Divine. Loving God and observing the Law are understood by these people as two separate approaches to God.

Nothing can be further from the truth. There is no love of God without Law.

What is love?

Imagine if “A” loves “B” but “A” knows nothing about what is going on in the heart of “B”. “A” does not know what “B” cares about, what “B” fears, what brings “B” happiness, what “B” yearns for or what is important to “B”. Can we say that “A” truly loves “B”? “A” does not even know “B” so how could “A” claim to love “B”?

If “A” and “B” were two humans, this scenario would never be entirely true. Since both “A” and “B” share the same properties; “A”…

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1 Response to Love, Law and Jeremiah 9:23

  1. Yes! 1 Century Messianic Pharisee Paul also asserted the universality of the Law in all human beings; in
    Romans 2:14, Gentiles have the law of consciences written in their hearts. Please notice how much Paul emphasized the keeping and doing of the law in the entire chapter2.

    As you said, there is no love of God without law.
    1John 5:2-3 “This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out His commands.
    This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome”

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