Jesus says that the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. But as Daniel Bunn reminds us, we often overlook the key part of this commandment, loving yourself. Daniel helps us refocus our vision of ourselves by focusing on how God sees us.
2020 | Week 2
January 12, 2020 | Daniel Bunn
Love your neighbor as yourself.
You cannot love your neighbor properly until you love yourself properly.
Who are you?
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Who are we in the eyes of God?
Exodus 20:1-17 NIV
And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
We might love our potential selves, but not our actual selves.
Not because of what they have done, and often in spite of what they have done.
NOT Behave/Believe → Belong
BUT Belong → Behave/Believe
The only obstacle to success is my own perspective.
In God’s eyes, we are loved.