This week we’ve looked at ways in which we can help others, which leads us to an important commandment. Luke 10:25-29 tells us that we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Check out the scripture and the illustration below.
The Most Important Commandment: Luke 10:25-29 (NLT)
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” 27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”[a] 28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” 29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus uses the illustration of the Good Samaritan to show us who our neighbor is, and how we should treat them. The great thing about this parable is that being a good neighbor isn’t limited to those of the same race, religion or even those from the same town. Being a good neighbor is simply caring for those placed in our path, regardless of social, political or religious barriers.
Want to be a good neighbor? Be on the lookout for those around you that need some neighborly help.