The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Some of the Gentile Christians were being convinced that they had to become Jews first in order to follow Jesus. This meant circumcision… this meant adhering to the Jewish Law found in the first 5 books of the Bible.
Paul writes to say “who duped you?” If they go that route, they’ve exchanged freedom in Christ for the burden of the Law. If they go that way, Christ will have no value for them. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (vs. 1).
Paul writes to them that the whole law is summed up in a single command. Do this one and you’ll be adhering to the whole Law! “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love is the golden command. It reflects the heart of God. I can reflect Jesus as I love others today.
Lord, grace me with Your Spirit today and love others through me! I know I am most like You when I am giving myself away and loving others with Your amazing kind of love. Grace me with Your love so I can grace others, is my prayer today.