Today's Verse: Galatians 6:2

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
— Galatians 6:2
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

"I didn't know Jesus had a law!" He doesn't have a written one like we find in the Old Testament (2 Corinthians 3:2-10). Jesus is Spirit-imprinted on our hearts and transforms our character. We love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. This kind of "law" gives us liberty from a law written on tablets of stone (James 2:12-17) and emphasizes the undergirding principle that guided Jesus' life, sacrifice, and service for others (Philippians 2:5-11). We are going to love others. Far more than a written law, this is a passion for Christ and a commitment to be like Christ.

My Prayer...

Almighty and compassionate Father, may Jesus' passion for helping others be my passion so that others may see your love and grace through my life and glorify you! In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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