Love Your Neibour

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Love Your Neibour

Love Your Neighbour



The second great commandment also deals with love. This time, however,
Jesus focuses our attention on our love for other people -- our
neighbors.

In giving these two commandments -- love God and love
neighbor -- Jesus has summed up the heart of the Ten Commandments
(Exodus 20), God's blueprint for morality.

The first four commandments
focus on honoring God. The remaining six focus upon treating our
neighbors fairly.

However, Jesus takes them a step deeper and makes
them simpler to remember. More than honoring God and treating others
honorably, we are called to love them.

Our motivation and passion are
suddenly at issue and not just our behavior. God made us for
relationship with him and with others. Our relationships are to all be
marked by our love.

Mark 12:31 ......The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[a]There is no commandment greater than these."



Footnotes:
  1. Mark 12:31 Lev. 19:18