(Jesus and Woman Caught in Adultery Jn. 8- "Go Leave Your Life of Sin" Adultery and Murder were both here)
Thoughts: The royal law is the law of love (Mt. 22:36-40; Rom. 13:8-10). But the Law itself is impossible to keep. If you break just one commandment you are labled a law-breaker. The Law requires purity and holiness. It is like a glass of clean water, and each sin is a drop of poison. One drop of poison pollutes the purity of the whole thing. If you don't murder but commit adultery- you are a lawbreaker Two excuses I have heard people say about breaking the Law these days- 1) Everyone does it, and if we do not allow it, we alienate ourselves from the culture around us; 2) There are other sins we allow, so why not allow one more (or why pick this one to not allow). If we know something is wrong- if it is clear, then we would be foolish to say it is unimportant, or rationalize it away- or even rationalize all moral laws away. The Royal Law is a Law of love- it affects our neighbors and their relationship with God.
Prayer: Give me grace to do your will, no matter the cost, O Lord.