LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
We must realize that whatever the Lord wants us to do we must at all cost do. Do you understand that when our Father speaks, He is not asking, he is commanding. So it behooves us to listen with an intent ear as to what is being said, and do exactly what we are told. Whether to speak or keep silent, to go here or there, to be still & see the salvation of the Lord or to move forward , He knows what is best for us . One of the Lord strongest commandments is found in the books of Matt. & Mark .
MATTHEW 22: 35-40 35
One of them, a lawyer [an expert in Mosaic Law], asked Jesus a question, to test Him: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ 40 The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
Do you not know that literally everything is tied into & depends on your capacity to love.
1 JOHN 4:20
20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates (works against) his [Christian] brother he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Faith works on love – it is the foundation on the action of our request & require a) spiritual growth, all of our breakthroughs of monumental proportion that we earnestly seek are based on love.
Conclusion : 1 PETER 4:8-10
8 Above all, have [a]fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. 9 Be [b]hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].
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