Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Love Your Neighbor ... Really (Galatians 5:14-15)

Today's scriptures: Galatians 5:14-15

Imagine what this world would be like if we all followed this simple commandment.

No thefts. No rapes. No murders. No arguments over property lines. No one cutting off another in traffic. No cheating. No lying. No backstabbing.

Instead, people would share with one another. Care for one another. Marriages would remain intact. Families would thrive.

But no. We don’t love each other as we love ourselves. We “bite and devour one another,” and in doing so, we “consume” each other.

We hurt those we say we love. We let petty differences destroy. We look at that “greener grass,” and think nothing of breaking hearts.

We step on others in our never-ending climb up the corporate ladder.

And maybe this behavior can be accepted in the world. But those of us who claim to follow Christ? May it never be, as Paul would say. We need to be the example of Christ’s love to a hurting world. We need to love one another even more than we love ourselves.

Imagine how your world would be if you did.

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