Love and Law

By Kurt Selles

February 1, 2022

How are we called to live as Christians?

The overall answer to this question is summed up by the apostle John, who reminds us to love God and “keep his commands” (1 John 5:2-3). But are loving God and keeping his commands really compatible? Yes, and these two things actually support each other.

During the month of February, we will look at the ways in which loving God and keeping his commands are interconnected. How are we to show love for God and for our neighbors? And how does keeping God’s commands relate to loving God and our neighbors? The answers to these questions should guide our thoughts, words, and deeds daily.

This month’s author, Kent Van Til, and his wife Kathy, served as missionaries in Costa Rica for eight years. While there, they had three daughters. And with help from two foster daughters, they now have eight grandchildren. Kent earned a Ph.D. from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and taught theology at Hope College.

May these meditations on love and the law give us confidence to go forward in a life filled with faithfulness. And may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Love and Law here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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