Love Fulfills God’s Requirements
Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the
requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal.
You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as
yourself.” Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than
when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like
dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all
to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or
in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself
think about ways to indulge your evil desires.