8 Owe no man anything but to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.2 [Having massively disregarded the wisdom of this command, the world is set to experience the bitter suffering of the consequences.]
9 For the commandments: "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not covet," and any other commandments, are all briefly summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
10 Love works no wrong to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. [A man who walks in the royal law of love, is prompted and energized by God what to say and what to do, so that his every action and word is from loving obedience to God; truly such a man loves the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Deu 6:4-5; such a man fulfills the law and establishes the law, even greatly exceeding the law. From the Word of the Lord within: "There are no laws when you are under complete control of the spirit; you walk in love in obedience as prompted — you don't walk in restricted flesh."]
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one commandment, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you with respect to food or drink, or in the matter of a feast, new moon, or Sabbath days;4 [There are sects in Christendom that claim to be "true believers" by celebrating certain Jewish feasts. The same is true regarding the Jewish seventh-day Sabbath. "Do not let anyone judge you" means to not accept their judgment or criticism.]
|Galatians 4:9-11 |
9 But now that you have known God, or rather are known by God, how can you turn again to the rules and traditions of the world's culture. Do you wish to be in bondage again?
10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored among you in vain.2