One day Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” - Matthew 22:36 Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. … You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” -Matthew 22:37-39
Love God. Love others. Sounds pretty simple – right? But most of us find it so much easier to love God than it is to love others. After all, there are some people that we just don’t like. And there are also people who just don’t like us. Let’s face it – some people are really hard to love.
But as we continue this Sunday in James 2, James points out that as Christ-followers, we don’t get to choose who we love and who we don’t. We are bound by the teaching of Jesus.
I hope you will join me this Sunday as we unpack the words of James. Who is our neighbor? How do we show love to them? James will show us that the more you are filled with God’s love, the more you give God’s love to others.