Verse of the Week
Love does no wrong to a neighbor.
Therefore LOVE is the fulfillment of the Law.
Many times the Law/Torah is distilled down to a few key points of Torah by the prophets, Paul and even Yeshua.
In this week’s verse, Paul has distilled it to one: LOVE – loving your neighbor. Yeshua distilled it to love when He said that all the law and the prophets were encapsulated in loving Yehovah and loving your neighbor.
Think about the parable of the Good Samaritan. Yeshua also taught that the one who helps his fellow man even if he is an enemy is a neighbor. (Factoid: The Jews and the Samaritans did not get along – they were enemies.)
When you love someone it is not a feeling. Think charity. You want what is best for the ones you love and you don’t want to do anything that will hurt them. You should also want the best for your neighbor.
If you love them you won’t steal from them, cheat on them, lead them down the path of unrighteousness or let them wander off the path. Remember the adage from present day – Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
This implies that you are loving Yehovah and staying on the path yourself.
Live it out this week
Read 1 Corinthians 13 for more details on what LOVE IS and the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 to refresh your memory on who a neighbor is. Then think of ways to incorporate loving your neighbor this week.
Heavenly Father, help me to show my love for You today by loving my family, friends, and my neighbors. Help me find ways to love them. Amen
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