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“If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well” (James 2:8).

Here is the point.  Your neighbor is your neighbor.  Rich, poor, or whatever does not matter.  Even if they are pink with four eyes, the Lord has commanded that we love our neighbor.  Come then and walk in the way of the Lord and let His Spirit confront you in your heart when you are not living as the Lord is teaching you to live.  The point here is that you know them, now learn to live out these things.

Lord, You know my heart and You know where I do have my prejudices.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of life so that I would now and forever be guided by what is right and true.  That which I say is true of others, whom I see lie and manipulate, shows me that, in truth, we all (and that means me) have done so.  I do have prejudice and do not love my neighbor as You would have me love them.  You have shown me how to be obedient in all things. Now help me to do it.

Lord Jesus, You were obedient unto death, even death on a cross.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of life in order that I would now and forever be guided by You.  Help me to understand that You have come for this very purpose.  Help me to look to You who served all types of people as You lived life and did Your ministry here in this age.  Guide me in the way I need to go and help me to live out these principles simply.  Amen.

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