So, love is the fulfillment of the Law.
We are to love our neighbor as ourself.
Read the passage again.
8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
9 For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Did you notice anything else?
Did you see anything familiar...biblically speaking.
Yes, some of the “Ten Commandments” are quoted.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not murder.
You shall not steal.
You shall not covet.
This gives us insight into the Ten Commandments.
The first six are about us and our relationship to God.
The last four are about us and our relationship with others.
(Yes, the fifth one can “go both ways”...I think it does...honoring parents, but the focus is God)
If we love, we will not commit adultery.
If we love, we will not murder.
If we love, we will not steal.
If we love, we will not covet.
Many within the “professing church” do such.
I know many thieves, adulterers, covetous and even murderers...at least with the tongue.
They are regular church attenders.