“..Love your neighbor as yourself.”
have you ever given much thought to
‘who is my neighbor??’
maybe you live in town and have neighbors on each side
or maybe you’re like the Pioneer Woman and live miles from even one
but we all have “neighbors”
your neighbors could be
other neighbors we may not know as well
but are neighbors nonetheless
drive thru window worker
woman at the checkout
homeless man, woman, boy or girl
“red and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight”
and if we KNOW HIM
they are to be
“precious in OUR SIGHT ” as well
I was challenged with this thought today
and I challenge you
PARTICULARLY those of YOU reading
who PROFESS CHRIST as SAVIOR and LORD of YOUR LIFE
do you (and I)
LOVE your NEIGHBOR as YOURSELF??
do you prefer the needs or wants of others before your own?
are you PATIENT with your neighbor?
are you KIND to your neighbor?
are you JEALOUS of your neighbor?
or BOASTFUL or PROUD or RUDE towards your neighbor?
are you IRRITABLE towards your neighbor?
do you keep a record of your neighbors wrongs?
I think so.
“it’s IMPOSSIBLE to LOVE your neighbor as much as we LOVE OURSELVES.”
we are a generation
IN LOVE with OURSELVES
and if you say you aren’t
I question your authenticity.
so I would agree with the one who said it is impossible.
Impossible without God’s grace.
but by HIS GRACE
not only is it possible
Now 7 by this we know that we have come to know God: 8 if we keep his commandments.2:4 The one who says “I have come to know God” 9 and yet does not keep his commandmentsis a liar, and the truth is not in such a person. 2:5 But whoever obeys his 10 word, truly in this person 11 the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him. 2:6 The one who says he resides 12 in God 13 ought himself to walk 14 just as Jesus 15 walked. (I John 2:3-6)