“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version
In the world today we need laws to protect ourselves but what does Paul mean when he states there is no law?
In most of the western world we have what is called “common law (even though many governments deny it) This law states that we are to do to others what we would like others to do to us. This is civil law. We are not to do to others what we would not want anyone to do to us. That is criminal law.
When we understand what Paul is saying here he is stating Gods Law (or also called Common Law).
If we have love for others how can we cheat them or abuse them?
Why would we need prisons? If we live in peace with our neighbours (as much as it is possible with us) why would we need armies?
If we are kind to each other why would we need welfare or social services?
If we have goodness why would we need why would we need agencies to help the needy?
If we are faithful to Jehovah, to our vows we take with marriage and contract work why would we need divorce court or law suits?
If we are gentle with each other why would we need abuse councilors?
If we have self control why would we need substance abuse services?
When souls see you do they see a great example of Gods Law in action?
As well when we fulfill these attributes in our lives why would we need to obey any rules and regulations of any church to try to earn our way into Jehovahs good favour?
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God the creator) please create in me a heart and mind that is obedient unto Your divine law. May my words and actions give glory and honour to You and to bring the lost sheep to You. I submissively request this in the name of He who emulated Your holy law with His every breath Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.