Don’t lie about me!
Don’t steal from me!
Don’t cheat on me!
Yet when the Bible tells us to love our neighbor as our self… it seems a bit harder. In reality- if we loved others even half as much as we love ourselves and love to please ourselves… we wouldn’t have many of the daily struggles we face as we strive to live the Christian life.
And the crazy part is… that’s all God asks us to do. He knows that if we just truly took hold of the meaning of living a life where we love our neighbor as our self… the rest of the law wouldn’t even need to be addressed! We wouldn’t be lying, cheating, stealing, envious, gossiping, or backstabbing. That might seem a bit harsh- but even if we sugarcoat our “little sins” they are a dark contrast to God’s righteousness.
Take some time today to read God’s Word, meditate upon it, and ask God to show you what it truly means to “love one another” and to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” As we go about our day… let’s be mindful of our actions, attitudes, and answers.
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 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 neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13: 8,9,10
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