Daily Devotion for March 3, 2017
'Love Your Neighbor as Yourself'
Jesus replied: “'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
You, my brothers, were called to be free...to...serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has FULFILLED the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow”—when you now have it with you. Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.
“Do this and you will live...Go and DO likewise.”
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