Love Others As He loves Us!!!

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Have a Wonderful and Blessed day!!! Love As He Loves Us!!!

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Luke 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luke 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luke 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luke 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

If I can ask how is your love life? I’m not talking about a courtship or marriage, love life, I’m talking about the way Jesus loves. The context of these verses gives us only a glance of this great parable that we call The Good Samaritan. But within these verses, we find the multiple truth of loving like Jesus loved.

We read that the Law said to love God and Love, People. The Samaritan portrayed this love and Jesus told a young lawyer to go and love the same way Jesus loved. Let us look at three points on how His love was portrayed and why we should be loving like Jesus.
I. His love was displayed by compassion.
Luke 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
If we read the entire passage in Luke 10 you will find that at least 2 other men had seen the poor stranger and decided for their own reason not to help. It is evident in the commentary of this passage that the intent is to show the weakness of these men in meeting the real meaning of the Law.

Here is a truth that we need to remember. Love is not found in religion. Religion always causes us to put religion first and living the religion second. By helping the man in trouble the Samaritan displayed true love and compassion.

If this is the way Jesus loved, and it is, we must put our own thoughts aside, put our own desires aside, and put our labels aside and love those who are unloving, which is loving like Jesus. The Lord tells us in Matthew:
Matthew 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Matthew 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
The Lord tells us to love only who are easy to love, those who are easy to love, or those we feel are worthy of our love we are no different than the world.

The Lord went to the cross for all people, he didn’t just say only the lovable and easy to love but for all who believe.
II. His Love Was Demonstrated by Contact.
If we study this parable in detail we will see that everyone except the Samaritan refused to touch the wounded traveler. The reason seemed legitimate. If the religious persons touched the wounded man and he was actually dead, they would be denied service in the Temple for one year.

How could they give up this important duty for one man that they did not know? Yet it was the Samaritans willingness to get his hands dirty that demonstrated true love and compassion. Loving others is not suppose to be about self, and what gain we will get by going the extra mile. True love is not about how it will make us feel; (if we are honest most often when we give of our time, talents, finances we do feel blessed).
The Bible records that Jesus was touched by the feelings of our infirmities. He was touched by the limit of the flesh. He was in all points like us yet without sin.

It is in our being unafraid of being touched by the sins of others that allows us to minister to them in their darkest hours. And that is loving like Jesus loved.

DISCLAIMER: We are not to go into the local bar, tavern, place of darkness and sit with sinners there “I am hanging out in this place of darkness to win the lost”. We are not to go to the local movie theater and take part in watching filth, (I am not saying it is sinful to go to a movie theater, not to be part of wickedness before our eyes). Many places that sinners hang out that us as children of God, Of the holy and righteous Lord and savior should never take part of things of the darkness. I know of someone who went to Lily Dale (a place of sorcery, evil spirits, card reading), she said she only went to reach the lost and defiled. We are not to go to places of darkness.
II. His Love Was Delivered with care.

In verse 34, we find that the Samaritan took CARE of the wounded traveler. He bandaged his wounds with bandages that should have been reserved for him on his travels. He poured oil and wine in the wound to singe it and treat the infection that most assuredly would come.

HE DIDN’T REACH OUT FOR GLOVES, AND DIDN’T SHY AWAY FROM THE THOUGHT OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME IF I TOUCH THIS MAN AND TAKE CARE OF HIS WOUNDS.

We all have been wounded at one time or another. We need to apply the LOVING word of God to a wounded person. A child of God can and does sometimes goes astray. And what do we do? Continue to wound the wounded. “Did you hear what so-and-so did?? “Yes, and I’m through with them. “I heard she is not even reading the bible and is hanging out with lost and wicked people”.

They are wounded. They made a bad chose, they stepped into the devil’s trap. And how do we react? I’m not going to associate with them anymore”.

Let me ask you a question along right about here. Can you throw a stone? We are to judge righteously, and be careful to handle this situation carefully. We are to go to a brother or sister lovingly. We are to help bring the weary and backslidden back into the fold, but not make it seem like the sin that are partaking in is okay. We need to be compassionate and loving.

Notice now. He put him on his own animal and led him to an Inn to recover. He paid for his stay, gave money for future stay, and promised to pay if the money did not cover all the expenses. When was the last time any of us did this? When was the last time that we gave up things that were intended for our self and give it to someone who was “wounded and dying?” That would be loving like Jesus did.

We do have to have discernment and be careful we are not supporting someone in blatant sin who has no intention of getting right. I have a biological brother two of them but one is always finding a way to get out of responsibility. He has many children and takes care of none of them. He partakes in many wicked ways. He had come to us years ago and we reluctantly borrowed him some money. Well it didn’t take long to see he had no intention of paying a serious debt, or giving to his children. This brother also made no attempt to pay us back. He came again wanting money and we said no. Well he got irate and wanted it known that we should not call ourselves Christians because “I thought Christians are suppose to help the poor”.
I found this story and would love to share it.
A group of businessmen were late for their plane and were rushing through the airport when they bumped into a blind girl who was selling apples to waiting passengers. They got to the gate just in time, went to the entrance of the plane when one of them, a Christian, felt terrible about what they had done to the young blind girl.
He told his friends to go on and that he would catch the next flight because he had to go back and check on the girl. They protested but he had been so moved by their selfishness that he could not think of leaving without offering at least to help.
When he got back to the terminal there was the girl trying desperately to gather her apples. The young Christian businessman knelt down and told the girl that he was sorry and that he would help pick them up for her.
When they had completely picked up all the apples he took out his wallet and paid for a few of the apples they had bruised. He apologized to the girl and began to turn away when the young blind girl asked a question he never forgot. “Mister, are you Jesus?”

No one will probably ask us this question but it would sure be nice if someone, somewhere, sometime would ask, “Mister, are you a Christian?” Mam, are you a Christian”? It gets no better than that because that would be loving like Jesus. You have His Word on it! It is amazing when someone does ask this. We are told to be a light, told to go out into the world and give the gospel the best and purest LOVE STORY!!

Do you know anyone who has been wounded? The devil will wound you, he will leave you to die. The bible says in John:10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. People turn their back on you, but Jesus will never turn his back on his own. I have given Him every reason NOT to love me, but He does anyway.
Let us love like Jesus does. I saw a church sign that read: “Turn off the news and just love your neighbor”. Let us be what Jesus desires of us. Amen.

We are to love as the Lord commands, and as he loves us……
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
What better way to show our love for the Lord than to obey his commands and love others as he loves us.

AND CAN IT BE
And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—For me, who Him to death pursued?

He left His Father’s throne above; so free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love, and bled for Adam’s helpless race:
Amazing love! How can it be—That Thou, my God, should die for me
‘Tis mercy all, immense and free, For O my God, it rescued me—It rescued me
Long I, in prison, confined lay, fast bound in sin and nature’s sway;
My chains fell off, Thou set me free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread; Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head, clothed in His righteousness divine,
Amazing love! My sin erased! Bold, I approach the throne of grace!
Amazing love! My sin erased! Bold, I approach the throne of grace!
The throne of grace!

Long I, in prison, confined lay, fast bound in sin and nature’s sway;
My chains fell off, Thou set me free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

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