THE ROYAL LAW

"If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, you do well (James 2.8)."

Last Summer Wipha and I were walking to Hickam AFB's passenger terminal to catch a military hop. It was about a mile away, it was very hot and we were carrying about a hundred pounds of luggage. There must have been twenty pick-up trucks pass us by. Do you think any of them stopped to give us a lift? No, not one.

They were all disobeying the Royal Law, an order from the commander in chief (GOD) to love our neighbor as ourselves. This is not the exception but the rule. According to the Apostle John, "The whole world lies in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19)." We are born in sin and therefore must be born again (See BORN AGAIN on www.preach-the-gospel.org). But this is not happening because we are not preaching the gospel, another commandment from God, (See Mk 16.15) to others as we ought to.

Wouldn't our country be great if people loved their neighbor as themselves? This can occur only to the extent that we preach the gospel and teach others to preach it (See TEACH THEM on www.preach-the-gospel.org). God will, "Crown our good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea" - America the Beautiful (See IMAGINE in www.preach-the-gospel.org) when we fulfill the Royal Law by telling others the good news, for this allows them to believe on Christ and be saved (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of saved.) producing love in them instead of hatred (Gal 5.19-23).

To preach the gospel to another simply ask them if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and tell them, "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." This gospel that the Apostle Paul himself received and preached (v3-4) saves every one that believes when we tell it to them in person with our mouth as he did (Rom 1.16, 1 Cor 4.15b and Eph 6.19).

Let's fulfill the 'Royal Law' according to the scriptures by preaching the gospel and teaching them that believe to preach it (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20).

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