If you love Me, keep My commandments
· Posted by Walking Worthy at 22:02
The diagram below shows how beautifully ordered God's commandments are.
- Just as the Lord's prayer contains every prayer the Ten Commandments contains every law. Just as the Lord's prayer doesn't dispense with every other revealed prayer or vice versa, so the Ten Commandments don't dispense with other revealed laws or vice versa.
- Loving our neighbour is nested in, not distinct from loving God.
- The Ten Commandments are Christ-shaped and love is Ten Commandment-shaped.
I love God's law because it teaches me how to live and I love grace because it's grace that enables me to live like this.
With sincere thanks to Simon Doyle, a dear family friend and leader of our church's catechism class, who composed the diagram and accompanying bullet points.