Love Your Neighbor

Published July 17, 2013 in God - 0 Comments

Read Luke 10:25-37

Love your neighbor. What does that command mean? How do you interpret it?

This is what one of the experts in the law asked Jesus in an attempt to justify his behavior.

In true Jesus form, His answer was a parable about a Samaritan who helped an injured man when a priest and a Levite would not.

When we pass people in need and do not even regard them, aren’t we neglecting the command to love your neighbor?

When you have the fish and cross on the back of your vehicle and you pass a stranded motorist, how does that reflect on God and His people?

When wearing your Christian shirt or jewelry and you pass a person begging for change without even saying hello, what does that look like to a lost world?

We must learn that the world is our neighbors and until we have a heart for them like Jesus did, we cannot hope to appear “like Christ” to the lost.

‘”What is written in the Law?” he replied.”How do you read it?”

He answered, ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.”Do this and you will live.”‘ – Luke 10:26-28

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