Who: God, Others
Where: In your coming and going, everywhere
When: At all times
Why: Because God loved you first
How: With all your heart, soul, and mind; as you love yourself
Let’s Break It Down…
“Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:36-40
Who is God?
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end, “says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” – Rev 1:8
God replied to Moses, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” – Exodus 3:14
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (Jesus), whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son (Jesus) is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. – Hebrews 1:1-3
Who is My neighbor?
The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
“By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
“Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’
“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” – Luke 10: 27
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. – Proverbs 17:17
We love because He first loved us. – 1 John 4:19
The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
– Psalm 121:8