Mantle of Salvation
what does it mean loving your neighbor ?
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
what does it mean to be a good neighbor . when Jesus Christ spoke of the good samaritan that helped the man that was left for dead by robbers. it shows that we can be good neighbors to those that need help the most.
it also means that we need to love one another as Jesus Christ had loved us . we also need to learn to help others that need help the most. by carrying the groceries . helping someone getting down the stairs . or being helpful to someone that needs help .
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.