The Old Testament Law is so extensive and vast! To sum it up is appealing and Paul does that. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is connected to the ‘Golden Rule’ of Jesus, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Jesus summed it up first and Paul is carrying this same message.
I need to carry this message too! It’s the good news of Christ. I need to live this message. I have so many decisions to make and many of them impact the futures of people… my future too! How should I proceed? By loving people as I love myself. Do for them as I would like them to do for me.
Father – help me through the fog of healthy expectations and still doing right by people. May each and everyone feel loved by me. Only by Your Presence living in me is this possible. Live through me, I pray!