Highway signs along the roads in Texas
read: "Drive Friendly."
(Friendly defined: favorably disposed; not antagonistic; amicable.)
One may obey the rules of the road out of obligation. (The law requires consideration of other drivers.)
However, this sign encourages consideration based on relationship, not obligation.
There is a lesson here in our dealing with other people,
not only on the roads, but in everyday life.
One may consider others out of obligation
(compelled: "have to ...").
However the Scriptures teach that our consideration of
others should be based on relationship.
In living with others, and before God,
it takes more than right actions.
It takes the right attitude:
"love" not "law."
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor,
and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not
have love, it profits me nothing.
James sums it up well:
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law,
according to the Scripture, "You shall love your
neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.