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Love The King’s Law – First and Great Commandment

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Love the King’s Law!

The great and first commandment

Matthew 22.37, 38

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.”

Psalm 119.97

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

The Baby in the manger rules with an iron rod.

Merry Christmas from all of us at The Fellowship of Ailbe. The Child Who came to be with us on that first Christmas was the Son of God and King of Israel. He became King of Kings and Lord of Lord by virtue of His glorious saving work. He is now exalted at the right hand of God and holds a scepter of uprightness in His hand by which He rules all the nations. He kept the Law when He was among us and He declared that all those who love Him will keep His commandments. Today and every day we have abundant opportunities to prove the love we have for King Jesus. Sad to say, most Christians do not love the Law of God. Most Christians, in fact, love plenty of TV programs and other fleeting pleasures more than the Law of God, concerning which they know almost nothing at all. How can we persuade ourselves that we love the Lord Jesus Christ when we have no interest in the Law which He fulfilled for us, which put Him to death on our behalf, and is His holy and righteous and good standard for good works? They who love the Lord will love His commandments as well.

Do you feel love growing in you for the Law of God, so that you enjoy reading and meditating in it more and more? This is a sure sign that you love the One Who gave that holy and righteous and good Law.

“In the Gates” is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

Scripture quotations in this article are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, (c) copyright 2001,2007 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Editor’s note: The use of a translation other than the Authorised Version in an article does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part by The Christian Observer.

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