" The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:31
The words spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ in Mark 12:31 was just a repeat of the same words spoken by God in Leviticus 19:18 to the children of Israel. It is a commandment from the Lord God that we must love one another as we love ourselves. I believe that this command is so important that the Lord had to mention it more than once in scripture and then He goes further to state that "there is no greater commandment than these" verse 31b. Our savior's word should tell us how seriously He takes the business of loving others and also loving ourselves. Needless to say, before we can genuinely love others and say we love God, we must first of all, love and appreciate our selves because we are created in His image and likeness. God knows that a person who is broken, and does not understand how much we are loved by the Lord and that we are His masterpiece, wonderfully and fearfully made by Him cannot and do not have the ability to love someone else. "I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14
Beloved, I encourage you today to Love & see yourself as Christ loves and see you. Only then, will you be able to truly obey the commandment of God that says " Love your Neighbor as yourself"
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