The true goal of love is to treat someone just as God would treat them...There are many concepts and definitions of love that are not in sync with God’s Word. Moreover, most of our modern philosophies of love are in contradiction to God’s Word. The commandments of the Old Testament, when applied as Jesus taught them, were actually God’s description of love, they were never meant to make us righteous.

A person who thinks only intellectually cannot understand how we are free from the law, yet we are called to walk in a love that is based on the commandments. The true goal of love is to treat someone just as God would treat them: patient, kind, does not envy; does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all and things. Those general characteristics only occur when we walk in the commandments with the right intention.

The key word is intention. The opposite of love is selfishness. Paul said it like this: love does no harm to a neighbor. For the person who, in their heart intends to walk in love and never harm a person for personal gain will find themselves fulfilling the commandments without trying. Paul went on to say: love is the fulfillment of the law, (Romans 3:10).

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