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Love your neighbor as yourself

Matthew 22:39

Paul says, “When I do not have love, I gain nothing”. Love is the one God, from the beginning teaches us and expects from us. This is also the first fruit of Spirit.

“No one ever hated their own body” – Ephesians 5:29. Knowingly or unknowingly, everyone loves our own body. We beautify ourselves. We never think evil against us. We never destroy ourselves.

As we love ourselves, God expects us to love those who are created in our image, given as brothers and sisters.

Showing love to others is, not coveting others’ properties, not murdering and not committing adultery. In addition, Paul says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – I Corinthians 13:4-7.

In this manner, when we love others, there will be no problems, jealous or deceit, instead peace and happiness will prevail.


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