Who, being loved, is poor?
– Oscar Wilde
“Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8
And so the next question is since I’m to love my “neighbor” who is my neighbor?
Luke 10:25-37 gives a good story on who your neighbor is:
“On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Love starts in the home. Loving and being loved. Once that is fulfilled in the home, it floods out into the streets unto others.
But what if you weren’t loved in the home when you were a child? What now as an adult? Great question…
It’s time you renounce anything bad or evil that has happened in your childhood and become your own person. Take charge of your life by asking God to heal any past sins done either by someone else or perhaps even yourself. Forgive the offender or yourself and ask God for a fresh start. He will give it to you. He is a God of second chances. He wants you to be filled with Wealth and Riches in every area of your life. He wants you to be able to give and receive love starting at home and then loving others outside your home. Really loving them.
Start today, it’s never too late!
Inspiring you to have more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life,