John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands.
BREAKDOWN: In high school I had to obey a lot of my mother’s rules. I had to wash dishes after school, take the garbage to the trash chute in the hallway (we lived in the projects), clean the bathroom, complete all my homework before hanging out and a million other things she had me do. I was raised in a single-family home and, as I grew older, I realized that the rules my mother put in place not only helped me learn about responsibility, but they also helped to make her day easier. Because I loved her, it was easy for me to do what she asked of me.
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WHAT IS LOVE
18“ ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord
– Leviticus 19:18
Don’t stay upset or be angry with anyone, but instead love them as you love yourself. Because I am God and I say so.
BREAKDOWN: In college, I had a friend that was very close to me, but one day he ended up owing me money. Now, before this time, we had been through everything together and would do anything for each other, but this money situation made all of that change. I will admit that I was salty with him because it wasn’t a small amount of money I had given him, but I also realized that the unpaid loan wasn’t worth holding a grudge against this friend. I mean, it wasn’t like I was faultless. There were plenty of times he had forgiven me for something and moved on.
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