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Lesson 30 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 5

emptiness on OURSELVES? LEARN TO LIVE BY His law of love if we are
There is a reason for it all. But are you to inherit the gift of eternal life. “For this is the
WILLING to hear it? Will you DENY the TRUE love of God, that we KEEP HIS COMMAND-
reason? Or will you ACCEPT the TRUTH OF MENTS: and his commandments are not
YEHOVAH GOD? grievous" (I John 5:3).
Love toward YEHOVAH God and love
The Basis of Life toward fellow man -- that is the very ESSENCE
of YEHOVAH’s spiritual law (Matthew
If you were told that YEHOVAH GOD 22:36-40). The first four of the Ten Command-
ALMIGHTY, the Creator, set in motion ments teach us love toward YEHOVAH God.
invisible, SPIRITUAL LAWS FOR OUR And the last six teach us love toward our fellow
HAPPINESS and FOR OUR GOOD, and that all man.
our woes and our troubles are the DIRECT These ten SPIRITUAL laws are summed
RESULT of our REJECTION and TRANS- up in the one word “LOVE.” They compose the
GRESSION of those laws, you’d probably say, Royal Law that James expounded -- the Royal
“But I’ve been taught that those laws were Law of Love! (James 2:8, 10.)
abolished by Christ!" Or, “Why, that’s a But man is CARNAL -- UNspiritual by
religious and theological question that I know nature. “Because the carnal mind is enmity
nothing about. It has NOTHING to do with my against God: for it is not subject to the law of
practical, down-to-earth, everyday life anyway." God, neither indeed can be" (Romans 8:7).
You’re dead WRONG! We, of ourselves, do not have the
It has EVERYTHING to do with your SPIRITUAL LOVE necessary to keep YEHO-
everyday life. It has EVERYTHING to do with VAH’s SPIRITUAL law. This love comes from
all the bad news you hear and read about every YEHOVAH “because the love of God is shed
day. It has everything to do with the fact that abroad in our hearts BY THE HOLY SPIRIT"
most people today are restless, discontented and (Romans 5:5). With this love we CAN
not as happy as they would like to be. FULFILL the law, for “love is the FULFILLING
It has everything to do with today’s of the law" (Romans 13:10).
chaotic world conditions, with social unrest and YEHOVAH God will give us His holy
with the troubles most people are having in their spirit as a FREE gift -- IF we REPENT of our
own homes! sins, are BAPTIZED and sincerely STRIVE to
It is the TRANSGRESSION of YEHO- obey Him (Acts 2:38; 5:32). Notice the “fruits,”
VAH God’s law of LOVE that has caused all the or Godly characteristics, which will be
mental anguish and suffering in the world today! manifested in our lives if we have the holy spirit.
“LOVE, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
YEHOVAH’s Law of LOVE goodness, faith, meekness, temperance"
(Galatians 5:22, 23).
YEHOVAH God has ordained a law -- These attributes of YEHOVAH’s holy
the supreme eternal SPIRITUAL law which is spirit are what enable us to OBEY the various
LOVE. YEHOVAH God and Love are insep- points of His SPIRITUAL law of love. And
arable, “for God IS love”! (I John 4:8.) Love is these are the “fruits” we must show forth in our
the BASIC CHARACTERISTIC of YEHO- lives to be born of YEHOVAH God at the
VAH’s nature! resurrection!
YEHOVAH lives completely in ac- So the Ten Commandments constitute a
cordance with His law of love at all times! And SPIRITUAL LAW that is inexorable and
YEHOVAH has ordained that we all must eternal. A law that is love and the FULFILLING

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