LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF

 

 

 

In the words of Jesus, the two most important commandments are” loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Before going to the cross, Jesus told his followers: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). Love is action. God the Father loved, He gave (John 3:16).  And this is his commandment: “Believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commended us” (1 John 3:23).

The love spoken of in the bible is unconditional. It’s not saying empty words or making fake affectionate gestures. Jesus demonstrated perfect love for us. The Apostle John said: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters” (1 John 3:16). We know in scripture that something is really important when The Lord repeats Himself. He said in John 15:12, “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you”. Again, He said: “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35).

Are we really disciples of The Lord Jesus? Is the world impressed by our love as Christians? We have to understand whenever God say do or don’t do something it’s not a suggestion. If we claim to be Christians, little Christ we must practice our love walk. “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other” (1 John 4:11).

Next week we will continue with: Love Walk.

 

 

 

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I am Yves-Marie Galette, author of 'The Gift Twice Given'. I am also a nurse and an evangelist who is passionate about Jesus. My mission is to reach, the lost and fight for social justice.

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