“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Set your minds on... By grace through faith, we know we are no longer slaves to sin and shame. Love Your Neighbor. ... Add the Daily Devotional to your web site! Thank You for placing the right people in my life, and for teaching me how to love them well. He associated with a tax collector and a thief (Luke 19:1-10). create practical discipleship tools and strategies to help Believers in Kansas City find a sense of purpose and live on mission every day. Please show us how to love our neighbors and friends. Do not be afraid to love. A 30-Day Devotional. The Holy Spirit is in you and God has equipped you (John 14:26). If you would like to learn more about GCU’s Christian identity and mission or would like to read more devotionals please visit our website and check out the GCU Blog. Every day you see his estates, his fine clothes, and his extravagant parties. Love is more than saying you love someone or refraining from hateful action towards others — love is an action. Perhaps more people would believe in Jesus and be saved. Please share this with others. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. We often forget that part of loving God is loving all the people he created. How? Program When Trials Come (Part 1 … This is the great and first commandment. Can that faith save him? For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? His death atoned for the sins of mankind. When Jesus said loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself summed up all the law and the prophets, we think he had your sphere of influence in mind. But Jesus went beyond that. There is no commandment greater than these. Thanks for reading Joyce Meyer 16th March 2020 Daily Devotional – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself. "Love your neighbor." Give your neighbor a good reason to love you. He disciplines and makes us wait as he teaches hard lessons because he loves us (Proverbs 3:11-12). “My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” – James 5:19-20. You’ll hear from twenty or so different authors and benefit from their experience. "Love your neighbor." Why do we do that? Perhaps he rolls in riches, and you are poor and living in your humble dwelling next-door to his mansion. Is it because we think they are too far gone? When Jesus walked this earth, he did not care about the approval of those around him or how culturally-accepted his actions were. People will know we are Christians by how we love, and by the grace of God, they will find Jesus through our love (Matthew 5:16). What if we met addicts, adulterers and criminals where they are? Every day you see his estates, his fine clothes, and his extravagant parties. To love him means to serve him, trust him, obey his commands, accept him and pursue his heart with all that you are. It is impossible to do all these things all the time. Dr. Karl Menninger, the often quoted authority on mental illness, said, "Love is the medicine for our sick old world." We watch people live in sin, fall from the faith, be abused, experience loneliness and turn to things that cannot bring contentment. Jesus Christ taught us what love is: 1 John 3:16 – This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. He advocated for and saved an adulterer (John 8:1-11). We are called to share God’s gifts with others (Psalm 40:10). Support the Love KC mission to create practical discipleship tools and strategies to help Believers in Kansas City find a sense of purpose and live on mission every day. In this GCU Weekly Devotional, learn to find encouragement in Jesus. Grand Canyon University is committed to following the Lord in all circumstances. He follows it up by telling us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Is it because we don’t know how to help? It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5. Going to church, reading your Bible and surrounding yourself with godly people are endeavors worth pursuing because they help you grow in your faith and love God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Prayer. Today's Devotional. Pour out your love on us, in Jesus’ name. If you really want to love God and obey him, you must also love your neighbor, his creation. Jesus didn’t care about appearances; he cared about the person and their character. Love is the essence of who God is. We are born with a sinful nature and God knows that. This is the great and first commandment. “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. These 30 days of devotionals will inspire, instruct, make you laugh and maybe even bring a tear. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Few would disagree! There is a misconception within Christianity that you either speak in love or you speak in truth. Do we fear being judged for being friends with 'bad' or different people? Love is providing a shoulder to cry on and fighting for someone’s rights. As Christians, loving God is essential. Speaker: Dr. Harold J. Sala | Series: Guidelines For Living "Jesus replied:...`Love your neighbor as yourself'" (Matthew 22:37,39). Our God is a God of miracles (Psalm 77:14). But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Cover of First Thoughts. Dear Jesus, thank you for loving us and coming to rescue us. “What do you think? He gave us Jesus to show what perfect love is, and his death and resurrection allows us to be forgiven when we fall short of that perfection (2 Corinthians 5:21). He didn’t just say he loved sinners – he suffered humiliation and an agonizing death to show that he loves us (John 3:16). Love is caring for widows and orphans, helping the homeless find homes and providing for the poor. Yes, even the God of the Old Testament who punished people in his righteousness and allowed nations to be destroyed – he loves us. (NIV) Prayer: God, help us to speak and to show Your love to family, friends, and neighbours. He said we are to love our enemies as well. Love For Your Neighbour September 8, 2020 by Ruth Rowe — Audio controls are below the devotional to listen to this devotional or to hymn music while you read On top of an old wooden box telephone hanging on the wall in Mother Rowe's veranda, a robin built her nest. Love is what we are called to as Christians and love is what this world needs. Jesus wants you to love your neighbor and show it, not just say it. We don’t want to be like … The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Isn’t that something worth taking action for? Matthew 5:43. “Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. We believe these words. He spent his time with sinners and the people that society despised. Weekly Devotional: Love Your Neighbor June 19, 2020 by Cynthia Holmes-Landry in [ Spiritual Life ] “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” – Matthew 18:12-14. Our society is struggling to figure out what love actually is, but as Christians, we don’t have to be confused. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. God has given him these gifts; covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerning him. Jesus tells us the most important command – the command that sums up the law and prophets – is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind. And he made it clear that ours is not to be a shallow, superficial kind of love. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. Keeping truth, grace and love to yourself is a waste. 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