yogahermit#LearnToLove | Jesus simplified all the commandments down to 2: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:36-40
Jesus called us to love God and to love people. That’s it. He didn’t say anything here about judging people or telling them how to live or reading the Bible daily or praying for an hour twice a day.
If we call ourselves Jesus followers and are unable to show love to those around us in even the smallest ways, then we are liars and are not really Jesus followers. "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
If you do not love the people you encounter, you do not know God.
Notice it doesn’t say “whoever does not love other Christians.” Or “whoever does not love those that look like them.” Or “whoever does not love those that think like them.” Nope. Whoever does. not. love. That’s it.
Whoever does not love everyone they encounter, whether they be male, female, transgender, black, brown, white, yellow, pink, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist and all the other identities out there.
If we cannot extend a loving word or thought or action to the people around us, then we do not truly know God.
I made this the last message in this series on purpose. It’s heavy.
How do you go around loving everyone when there are so many people around who just get on our nerves?
Let’s be real. It’s not easy. As a matter of fact, it is downright impossible. But it’s not about us or our own strength. It is about the strength of God that resides in us. God can give you the patience and self-control required to love those you encounter.
So, as we close out this series, here’s your practical tip for the week: Intentionally ask God to give you a heart that loves people. Remember the tips from the previous messages and practice them as God puts you in situations that require love.
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- kahnologyTrying so hard! 😩😩😩
- yogahermit@kahnology Girl, did you read the caption? Stop trying hard and start asking for help. You can't do it be trying, your flesh won't let you. But the Spirit can. 😊😊
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