Do not murder
You must not commit adultery
You must not covet
I think the church has it backwards. We focus on the things the Bible says not to do instead of concentrating on what Jesus said we should do. We condemn, criticize, and judge those who break the Ten Commandments, but forget about love. Is it enough to obey without love?
Jesus told us the first and greatest commandment is to love God with everything in us and the second greatest commandment is to love others Matthew 22:38:39 If we were to focus on loving first wouldn't we be more likely to obey?If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV
Just something to think about . . .