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God's Plan Is Love

By Pilgrim · May 30, 2017 · Updated Apr 15, 2018 ·
  1. The Great Commandment
    God's Plan Is Love​

    God created a wonderful plan for man. God is the great designer and creator. He designs what is good, right, and satisfying. God’s desire for man is summarized by God's Laws. God gave numerous laws and commandments that are written in His Word, the Bible. The Jewish people have calculated that God gave to the children of Israel 613 commandments which cover all phases of life and activity.

    The Ten Commandments
    Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5

    God gave Moses ten simple commands which sum up all of the others in order to help man to understand His requirements. These laws are called the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5. The first four relate to Love of God while the final six are concerned with Love of Others.​

    Many Commands Summarized by Ten
    1. Put God first
    2. Don't misrepresent God
    3. Don't wrongly use God's Name
    4. Remember His day
    5. Honor parents
    6. Don't murder
    7. Don't commit adultery
    8. Don't steal
    9. Don't lie
    10. Don't covet
    Ten Commands Summarized by Two

    These Ten Commandments can be summed up even further. Jesus gave these two commands which sum up all ten of the ten commandments. Jesus said keep these two and then you have kept and obeyed all of the ten commandments.​
    1. Love God with all your heart
      • A right relationship to the Living God
        • Matthew 22:36-38 (KJV) Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
    2. Love Your Neighbor
      • A right relationship to God makes possible a right relationship to sinners and saints.
        • Matthew 22:39 (KJV) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Two Commands Summarized by One Word

    Man’s duty towards God and towards his neighbor can all be summarized by a single word.​

    • Galatians 5:14 (KJV) For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Love In Action...
    • Romans 13:10 (KJV) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

    About Author

    Running to the God of Unity: The holy community God is creating and how it is to live out its calling. "I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3


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