For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I. LOVE IS OF PERPETUAL OBLIGATION.
II. A TRUE RESPONSE TO THE OBLIGATION OF NEIGHBOURLY LOVE WILL ENSURE THE FAITHFUL DISCHARGE OF EVERY OTHER OBLIGATION.
III. THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLIING OF THE LAW. For —
1. The law is the interpretation of love, and the definition and prescription of that which the infinite intelligence knows that love demands. But —
2. There is also the underlying assumption that in the absence of love the law cannot be truly fulfilled. Therefore —
3. When the principle of love, recognizing the authority of the teaching and guiding law, has restrained from every act of injury to its neighbour, and prompted to all sorts of kindly service for that neighbour's good, then has the law been truly fulfilled.
Parallel VersesKJV: For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.