Being a Christian Neighbor

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~ August 3, 2020 Evening Devotion ~

Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
~ Romans 15:2-3, KJV ~

Christ taught that the second great commandment is like unto the first. Love your neighbor as yourself. What does it mean to love your neighbor as you love yourself? It simply means that we engage in service. We speak kindly toward our neighbor. We help out whenever we are able to. Just as we show concern for our own health and well-being; we ought to show concern for the health and well-being toward those within our community. Whether it is sharing an encouraging word, providing a helping hand, offering a heartfelt prayer, or showing gratitude and appreciation. Are some of the simple ways we show Christian love and charity toward others. After all, who will?

If we view our lives as being too busy to concern ourselves with the welfare and well-being of those around us, we miss out on an opportunity to be a light in their lives. Let us, therefore, take the time to understand the needs of our neighbor and offer up Christ-like compassion and grace. This is the commandment of our Father.

~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~

Heavenly Father, help me live out the example of what it means to love my neighbor. You place people in my life and I am grateful to love them as I love myself. I honor you in worship and praise as I come to know the needs of my neighbors. How I am able to be of service toward them. Pray for them. Mourn with them. And, rejoice with them. In Jesus Name, Amen.

2 thoughts on “Being a Christian Neighbor

  1. At the same time, to be wise as a serpent, remaining harmless as a dove. There is a time for it all, wne and when not to do.
    Discernment is key
    Ecclesiastes, has much to say, about there is a time to heal, and a time to not heal,
    Father knows best, that is where my connection rests, not that I got it together, I am in the process of learning this truth
    There were times Jesus was Told, someone was calling for them, yet he ignored these. WHY?
    There is a time, when to and when not to. Trusting Father all in all, is what I am learning, whom is the one and only one that knows the truth of it all. Father allows us all to go through adversities, for us, at least me to stand in belief, to his love no matter what goes on here one earth
    Thanks Matt. 10:16-20

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  2. I surely can not feed a hundred, I can at least feed one. To ask and trust God for who that is presently is the key in freedom, and not sharing that with anyone else

    Father who knows all secrets, openly rewards each of his kids, in his timing, not mine or others.

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