Wednesday, 17 October 2018

What It Really Meant To Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

An example was illustrated by Jesus when the man expert in law asked Him "teacher what shall I do to enherit the kingdom of God" and Jesus ask him "what is it that was written in the law, read it " and the man said "love the Lord your God with all your heart, your strength,your might and mind and love your neighbor as thy self" and Jesus told him that he has spoken correctly, he should do it and you will live.

But he really want to be sure and asked "and who is this my neighbor?" and Jesus narrated to him saying "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

A priest (onye uko chukwu) saw him and passed by on the other side.

A levite came to the same road and saw him helpless and also passed by on the other side.

But a Samaritan, who also was passing along side saw him and had great pity on him, he took him, bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine and comforted him.

The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'

Then Jesus Christ asked him, now which among the three men is the neighbor to the wounded man and the man expert in law replies 'the Samaritan'

This story is trying to let us know that your neighbor could be your enemy, it might not really mean your brethren. It must not really be friends or anyone close to you in relation.

Your neighbor according to this passage (Luke 10:25-
 37) is the person in need of help and of which you are in position to render help to. 

Drop ur comments, it will be of great help also. 

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