Since the 1st, I’ve been talking about accepting and loving ourselves. Today, I’ll give the reason I’ve been emphasizing on this. It’s simply because “You can’t give what you don’t have”. This statement is as simple as anything and very self explanatory.
In our normal day life, when we see someone spending money lavishly or dashing out a lot of cash, we begin to ask, “Where did he get the money from?”, “What’s his source of income?” These questions are very important because you simply can’t give what you don’t have. If his source of income doesn’t fit, we begin to think it was stolen or gotten illegally.
Peter and John didn’t have money to give the crippled beggar, and hence, couldn’t give him money, but Peter said “I’ll give you what I have”, and they healed him.
Some people are actually okay with not loving others, but remember that Jesus gave us the second most important commandment, and that is to “Love others as we love ourselves”. Love is a command from God😊. And to make it more interesting, He said that all the teachings and writings of the Law and Prophets are based on the two most important commandments. You can’t be a true Christian or be “righteous” without loving others, and you definitely wouldn’t know how to love without loving yourself.
Selah people, selah.🙏
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:37-40 NLT