These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I have set my heart on your laws.
But let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.