Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, with all of your strength, and with all of your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself; (Luke 10:27 NIV).
Loving others is a commandment (Lev.19:18; Matt. 19:16 –19); it’s the second commandment given in the New Testament. The commandment to love God fully and love yourself must first be rooted within your heart before you can extend love others. This is true in regards to most things that pertain to life.
It’s impossible to give others what we do not possess. God has set up a basic law of transaction in this world that says, we can give only from the supply of what we have received. Yet, an equal aspect of that law of transaction is the more we give the more we receive. In order to give love and a sense of self-worth to others, we must first receive God’s love, and have a solid sense of self-worth.
Loving our neighbors is a command not a suggestion. We should pray for our neighbors and the well being of their family. Pray and ask God to heal, restore, revive, and make them a strong family unit. It’s essential that we speak well of others and not speak evil against them or about them. A gossiper is a talebearer or scandal-monger, one who reveals secrets. We must refrain from gossiping about others, even if the story is true. We should speak blessings and not curses, and be good to others, even if they are not good to you.
We must be sensitive to the needs of others and recognize the fact that they may have deep rooted emotions that may not be readily expressed, and physical needs that have not been met. Pray and ask God to provide every necessity and make them whole again. If they are in trouble pray that God will destroy every yoke and remove every hindrance that prevents them from moving forward in life. Ask God to defeat every enemy that comes against them, and to keep them from submitting to temptation.
If you’re looking for ways to love, look at Jesus; He is the perfect example of love. We are not, nor can we ever be the “Savior” for another individual because Jesus fulfills the position. The job of every believer is to point the lost, unsaved, and hurting soul to Jesus. He is the greatest expression of love that came down from heaven to earth to show us the way. His great passion for us compelled Him to sacrifice His life on the Cross, so that the debt that we owed could be paid in full.
There has never been a love like this before, and His loving arms are extended to the world. Accept God’s love and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Read Romans 10:9-10 and receive the free gift of eternal Salvation today.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, to die on the Cross for our sins” ; (John 3:16).
Bountiful Blessings to you!