Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.”
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
Father, it is the desire of every earnest believer to remain faithful to You. The world often uses the expression, “Be true to yourself” intending that people stand up for what they believe in, but those of the world, by and large, stand for causes and beliefs that often conflict with the holy Word of God. We are also subject to error and our emotions cannot be trusted, so with absolute resolve we choose to be true to You, rather than self. Once we put our hands to the plow we choose to cultivate Christian values and Biblical principles. We fix our gaze on Jesus so that we don’t lose our way. We join with others of the Christian faith who hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, even as we spur one another on toward love and good deeds.