Thursday, November 12, 2015

"LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR"

LEVITICUS 19:18

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.


JESUS SAYS IN...
MATTHEW 5:43
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

AND HE ALSO STATES IN...

MATTHEW 19:19
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

AND ALSO SAYS IN ...

MATTHEW 22:39
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.


35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,


36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?


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.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

AND THEN SAYS...

MARK 12:31
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:


33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.


34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.


AND AGAIN SAYS IN...

LUKE 10:27
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

ROMANS 13:9
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

SO LET'S CONSIDER THIS...

LUKE 23:43

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.


42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.


43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

AND IN...
JOHN 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.


11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.


12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

SO HERE'S THE REVELATION...

JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW AND WITH HIS LIFE PURCHASED THE GIFT OF GRACE. JESUS PERFECTLY LOVED HIS ENEMIES WITH HIS LIFE. HE BLESSED THOSE THAT CURSED HIM, DID GOOD TO THOSE THAT HATED HIM, PRAYED FOR THOSE THAT USED AND PERSECUTED HIM AND DIED FOR THE UNJUST AS WELL AS THE JUST.

HE WAS PERFECT AS HIS FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN...

JESUS PERFECTLY SOLD ALL HE HAD, HIMSELF, IN HIS WILLING DEATH, IN GIVING HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY AND OFFERED IT UP TO THE SPIRITUALLY POOR THIEVES, THE GUILTY CRIMINALS ON THE CROSSES ON EITHER SIDE OF HIM AND OFFERED TREASURE IN HEAVEN IF THEY RECEIVED HIS SACRIFICE...

JESUS LOVED HIS LORD, HIS GOD, HIS FATHER WITH ALL HIS HEART, AND WITH ALL HIS SOUL AND WITH ALL HIS MIND BY HIS WILLING OBEDIENCE TO THE PERSONALLY PAINFUL PLAN OF HIS FATHER...
SO...

WHEN JESUS HUNG ON THE CROSS, BETWEEN THE TWO THIEVES, BETWEEN THE TWO MALEFACTORS, BETWEEN THE TWO CRIMINALS...

AS HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE WORLD...

HANGING... UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL... LIKE NEIGHBORS AT A FENCE...

ONE RAILING ON HIM AND ONE RECEIVING OF HIM...

SUFFERING WHERE BOTH THIEVES COULD SEE HIM WELL...


WAS JESUS NOT THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF LOVING HIS NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF?

SELAH.

23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

I SEE IT.

DO YOU?

LUKE 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.












PENNED BY: HALLIE AGAR
WWW.THEPENOFAREADYWRITER.NET
11/11/2015 THURSDAY

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