Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/03/13

This week’s scripture is from Mark:

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”    (Mark 12:31)Jesus Christ 4

Honestly, it can be difficult at times to love our neighbor, especially if they are not loving or lovely people, especially when their actions are rude, inconsiderate, or hurtful. Our flesh can rise up against them, and our actions betray us. Yet we are commanded by our Lord to love our neighbor. Commanded. Love is the choice we must make. We must not rise up in the flesh, but rise up in Christ. We must respond in His love no matter the circumstances, whether we are hurt or not. As Christ loves us, we must love them; we must act in love; we must speak in love; we must forgive in love. For His children, love is the only choice.

May the Lord bless you to truly love others as He has loved you.

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