posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 02:13 AM
God being within
"And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh
not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." - Luke
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" - 1 Corinthians 3:16
"One God and Father of all who is above all and through all and in you all." - Ephesians 4:6
Compassion (putting yourself in other's shoes and loving them) is God's Law
"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the
prophets." - Matthew 7:12
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians
"For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not
covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." - Romans 13:9-10
If Compassion (treating others as you would like to be treated, loving thy neighbor as thyself) is the one word/commandment that fulfills all of The
Law and what The Prophets taught, then shouldn't Matthew 7:12 and Galatians 5:14 be more well known and quoted? There are some people who don't like
Paul and say that Paul disagree with Jesus but these two verses are both in agreement and both say that this is God's Law.
Likewise, both Paul and Jesus talked about God being within (Paul: 1 Corinthians 3:16 and Ephesians 4:16, Jesus: Luke 17:20-21). While Jesus talked
about "The Kingdom" and "The World", Paul talked about "The Spirit" and "The Flesh", so both of them are making the connecting between the
"within" (Kingdom of God within you, spirit of God dwells within you) and "without" which is "the world" or "the flesh".
I just thought this was very interesting.