Who Is YOUR Neighbor

“But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?” -Luke 10:29 NKJV

A rich young ruler had come to Jesus asking what he must do to be saved.  Jesus asked him what does the law say?  The young man knew the answer.  So he answered and said, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND,’ and ‘YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'” (Luke 10:27 NKJV).  Jesus tells him he answered correctly, now go and do it.  The young man needed clarification as to who his neighbor was.  Jesus answered him by telling a story of the good Samaritan.

Who is YOUR neighbor?  Are you willing to help someone that may be different than you such as the homeless and others that might not fit into your “box” of acceptable people?  Are you ready to follow Jesus’ to love your neighbor?  1 John 4:20 says that if we show our love of God by loving others.  When you love God you will love others.  The first four commandments tell us how to love God.  The last six commandments tell us how to love each other.  Are you ready to love your neighbor?


Written by Diane Levy


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