KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:39 “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”
Loving your neighbors is the sunshine of life. It is the sustainer of good interpersonal relationship. Love liberates the one loving, whiles hatred imprisons the hater.
Jesus said in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another”.
He added that in doing this would all men know that we are His disciples. The kind of love Jesus talked about, is a supernatural love. Jesus love for you and me drove him to sacrifice His life that we might live. He is God and never knew sin, yet because of the love He had for us, He became SIN. (2nd Corinth 5:21). This led to the father turning from Him to us.
How can we love as He loved? Since this is not a natural human act it must be done by faith. You have got to believe that since you are born of God, you have the ability to love as He loved. (1st John 4:7)
Accept that this kind of love is your nature. The Holy Spirit has also shed this God kind of love in our heart (Rom 5:5).
Love is also the fruit of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. (Gal 5:22).This has also become the fruit of our spirit.
Loving as Jesus loved is no more an impossibility, that is our present nature as born again children of God. We do not live according to our senses or feeling, we live by the word. That is we live by faith. All things are ours. (1st Cor 3:22).We see all men from God’s point of view. Everybody is precious, wonderful and magnificent. (Psalm 139:14) That is the individuals God created. People have become what they are today because they rejected God’s idea about them.
Love all with God’s love.
I am born of God, and have the ability of God to love like He did. Loving all in spite of color race or creed.
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”
Galatians 5:14” For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”.