The Christian is to obey the government and love his fellow man.
Love is the central characteristic of the Christian. In Matthew 22:37-40, a lawyer asks Jesus which is the greatest commandment. Jesus says: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Then the Lord gives the second greatest commandment: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul writes that love is the greatest characteristic–even greater than faith or hope. Now in Romans this theme is picked up again. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the Law. God is love. If we are to be like Him, we also must love.
Thank the Lord that He loves you, and praise Him that through Him you can love others:
Pause for praise and thanksgiving.
Pray this confession to the Lord as you seek to keep your life free from sin and in fellowship with Him:
Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind, and pray this affirmation to the Lord:
As you make your requests known to the Lord, include:
Finally, offer this prayer to the Lord: