Think of the one person on this planet you despise more than anyone else.
Here’s what Jesus said we should do about people like that:
Here are his exact words:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45)
Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”:
- Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)
We’re in the midst of reviewing 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command:
We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon every preached. Yesterday, Jesus told us that he came to deepen — not destroy — the demands of God’s law.
Today, he begins to show us what he means: