“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you” (John 15:12).

That some professing believers fall in love with rules and regulations indicates a systemic dysfunction in their understanding and practice of the life of faith. Religion produces rules while a relationship with Jesus evokes love. While all the commandments of Jesus are important, they are rightly practiced when understood within this context. When our love for others grows out of our love for Christ, all the other commands will be accomplished.

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