Noteworthy:  Love “As”

Noteworthy: Love “As”

Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the sadducees, the pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘love the lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.”

• Seek The Same Things For Others As You Seek For Yourself

• Seek The Same Things With The Same Way

In other words, Jesus is not just saying: seek for your neighbor the same things you seek for yourself, but also seek them in the same way—

John 13: 34 “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

“As”: Created a new standard and a new identifying mark of Jesus followers

• Your Relationship With God Is Illustrated By How You Love Others

• Your Love Must Include Everyone

John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

• Your Love Must Go To Great Lengths To Bring Others To The Father

1 Peter 3: 18: 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

Challenge:

• Commit to get alone with God and deal with him about these things.

• Don’t assume that you know what love is and what it looks like in your daily life.

• Reset to Love “As

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