37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Last Saturday evening our church held a youth rally. It was a wonderful celebration of our love and praise for our God. The evening’s praise and worship music was provided by Sis. Karen Spurlock, a young lady the Lord has blessed with a wonderful set of musical skills.
During her testimony she made mention of our verses for today, saying that her favorite part of the passage was the period after “thyself” in verse 39. Her point was so simple and yet so strong.
There are going to be people in our lives that we simply do not agree with on issues: those of the world just can’t see the things of God as His children do. No matter how much we disagree or disapprove of something in another’s life we must remember to show the genuine love and care we have for them. As the old saying goes “Hate the sin, love the sinner”, and at times part of that love is, with gentleness and compassion, making it known that things that don’t align with God’s Word are wrong.