Love your neighbour as yourself

You must love your neighbor as yourself.​—Jas. 2:8.

James added:

“If you continue showing favoritism, you are committing sin.” (Jas. 2:9)

In contrast, love will move us to avoid any discrimination based on education, race, or social status. Indeed, impartiality needs to be more than a veneer. It must be a genuine part of our personality. Love is also “patient and kind” and “does not get puffed up.” (1 Cor. 13:4)

Fittingly, the Bible’s description of the new personality concludes with this powerful truth:

“Besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.” ​— Col. 3:14.

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Preceding:

Loving each other with deeds and in sincerity

Agape or disinterested love

Nederlandse versie: De naaste liefhebbend als zichzelf

Afrikaanse weergawe: Om die naaste lief te hê soos homself

Deutsche Version: Den Nachbarn wie sich selbst lieben

Version Française: Aimer le prochain comme lui-même

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Additional reading

  1. A man who cannot forgive others
  2. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
  3. Christ’s ethical teaching
  4. The Greatest of These is Love
  5. The Law of Christ: Law of Love
  6. We love because he first loved us
  7. Love turns one person into two; and two into one
  8. The one who has not had a taste of love
  9. Do not forget the important sign of belief
  10. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness
  11. No fear in love
  12. When we love we do not need laws
  13. This is true love
  14. Lying in the senses in matters of love
  15. To be chained by love for another one
  16. Love and cultivate that which is pure
  17. Walking in love by faith, not by sight
  18. Love envieth not
  19. Love been perfected with us
  20. If we love one another, God lives in us
  21. Spread love everywhere you go
  22. God let my compassionate affection be tolerant and kind
  23. The Spirit of God imparts love,inspires hope, and gives liberty
  24. Love is like playing the piano
  25. Love will cure more sins than condemnation
  26. Unarmed truth and unconditional love
  27. Unconditional love

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