What an amazing study. Hard to believe it is coming to an end, but not before we look at one last scripture. This verse is actually the second half of Monday’s verse in regards to loving God. To close out our study, we will look at not taking revenge, and loving our neighbor.
18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people,but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
This verse reminds us how we are to place no limitations upon the love for the neighbor, but instead we must love and do an abundance of good for our fellow being as they do for themselves. Remember earlier this week I stated that we would never seek revenge on ourselves, well this ensures that. Also, it’s important to note that “neighbor” doesn’t mean person who lives next door, but rather anyone you come in contact with.
If you love, you can never seek revenge or hold a grudge…because love is stronger than those things!
I need to look at everyone as my neighbor and love everyone with the love that God has given to me! I cannot pick and choose…can you imagine if God picked and chose who He wanted to love?? Yet, that is how we act! We do things hoping to EARN His love…and then turn our backs on those that truly need our love…our enemy. You see, Jesus died for all…and we are all sinners. Sin is sin…God doesn’t tier it, and we cannot either. We are all God’s children, and we must all love each other as He has loved us!
Lord, as I close out this study, I cannot thank you enough for all You’ve taught me. The lessons of this study have been so valuable and I thank you for showing me such love and for all the examples of how to pass that love onto others…especially to those that I don’t want to. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I want to personally thank you for joining me these past 8 weeks on an incredible journey. I hope you have been able to dig deeper into scripture and really look at context and learn more about some of your favorite verses. This study has taught me a lot about what it means to love, and most of all, how to give that love freely as Jesus did by dying on the cross for me.
It has been a pleasure to host this study here on my blog. I’m going to take a little break to enjoy the rest of the summer and spend some time with my husband. We will be taking some time to get away while celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary.
I don’t have details yet regarding the next study, but I will post them as soon as I have it figured out. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer, and never forget…You Are Loved!