“Why, then, haven’t you kept the oath of Adonai and the mitzvah (instructions) I charged you with?”
1 Kings 2:43 CJB
The LORD gives us instructions and we need to follow them! It’s really simple: Love God and love people! Loving God can be easy, but loving people gets a little difficult!
“Sh’ma, Yisrael! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Israel! Adonai our God, Adonai is one]; and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources.”
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 CJB also Matthew 22:37-39
When we love the LORD and are looking to Him, it really makes it easier to love others as we should!
“Don’t take vengeance on or bear a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai.”
Leviticus 19:18 CJB
“And a second is similar to it, You are to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22:39 CJB
Loving God is the easy part, it starts to get complicated when it comes to people, life styles, politics and personal opinions get in the way! When people don’t think like us, look like us or believe like us, we start to become judgmental and even hateful! We all see this every day!
“Don’t owe anyone anything — except to love one another; for whoever loves his fellow human being has fulfilled Torah.”
Romans 13:8 CJB
Today, let’s not judge people, but love people, especially as we see what’s happening in the world around us, we all can be a lot more loving and a lot less judgmental!
Have a blessed day!