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How to Love Your Neighbor

June 7, 2013

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Loving your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39) might be the second greatest command, but it is also one of the toughest to follow. Between gossip, competition and jealousy there are plenty of temptations for people to work against us and each other.

It turns out that there is a way to rise above that, to gain the respect of others, to not be one that gets hurt:

First, don’t participate.

Second, practice Solomon’s basic wisdom for how to treat others:

Whenever you are able,
do good to people who need help.
If you have what your neighbor asks for,
don’t say, “Come back later.
I will give it to you tomorrow.”
Don’t make plans to hurt your neighbor
who lives nearby and trusts you.
Don’t accuse a person for no good reason;
don’t accuse someone who has not harmed you. – Proverbs 3:27-30 NCV

The Bible is full of instruction on getting along with people. If we’re not following it, it makes it difficult to save their soul!

Daily Bible reading for May 7

Proverbs 3:21-35
Deuteronomy 8:1-9:5
Hosea 4-5
Titus 1:5-16

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