Love Your Neighbor

All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. (Ephesians 4:31-32)

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
(Luke 6:28)

Rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely,
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."*
(Galatians 5:13-14)

If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?
(1 John 3:17)

As one face differs from another, so does one human heart from another.
(Proverbs 27:19)

Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
(Romans 14:13)

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
(Luke 6:31)

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
(1 John 4:7)

This is My commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
(John 15:12-13)

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
(1 Peter 4:8)

No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
(1 John 4:12)

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
(2 Corinthians 13:11)


(c) Paul Buis, 2005