The law expresses God’s expectations for the moral and spiritual conduct of His chosen, the guidelines God has given to the chosen to enable them to live life as he created it to be lived.
The word love is at the heart of the message. Neither a list of dos and don’ts, nor law, nor legalism, nor rules for living, nor good works, nor even a high moral standard was primarily in focus. Basic to all of these was a vital relationship with God—a relationship of love. Out of this love relationship issued all other considerations that were important to man. Love for man was initiated by God and did not come in response to human action or activity.