Text: Romans 13:8-10
When reading The Bible as a young man, one of the first things I noticed is that the book was thick, the pages were thin and the words were small. It takes a lot of reading, and at a certain point I felt like it was an endless list of rules. The more I read the more it seemed I had sinned!
It took some time and some maturing for me to realize that The Bible is not about rules. It is a book about love. It is about God’s love for mankind and God’s expectation that we Love Him and love each other. In fact, when it comes to morality, you could read through The Bible and come up with hundreds of precepts, or you could just work on this one thing: Love people like you love yourself.
Every well-adjusted person is saddened, angered, embarrassed, humiliated when they are betrayed, stolen from, lied to, lied on, injured or harmed in various ways. As Christians, we could either comb The Bible for examples all of the things that we should not do, or we can simply focus on loving people. It is love that will make us good Christians.