Today's Devotion |Sun| [LOVE FOR GOD AND MAN (II)]

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL


LOVE FOR GOD AND MAN (II)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 12:28-33


MEMORY VERSE:

Mark 12:31 "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

It is written, 'Not that we love God, but that he loved us, and sent his son as a propitiation for our sins' (1 John 4:10). We continue our discussion on love for God and man. The greatest commandment and the greatest identity of a believer is love (John 13:35). Our discussion today will centre greatly on love for man or love for your neighbour.


The second answer according to Mark 12:31 is: "Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself." Who is my neighbour? From the parable of the good Samaritan, my neighbour is the next person to me. Those people around me that I can show love to. They include parents, maids, colleagues, boss, etc.


How do I love my neighbour? The second part of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:12-17 confirmed in Romans 13:8-10 shows us how a believer can love his neighbour. They include: show respect and honour to your parents, don't murder anyone, abstain from adultery, avoid theft, don't tell lies about other people and avoid covetousness. All these are also part of the characteristics of love as written in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Love is patient, kind, does not envy, not rude, not proud, does not brag, does not keep record of wrongs done against it, does not rejoice when others fail, does not get easily provoked, love never give up on people, believe all things, never loses hope, never quits.


How do you love your neighbour as yourself? You and I are very good at taking care of ourselves. We want the best for ourselves. To love your neighbour as yourself, you need to love yourself by receiving the love of God. You can only give what you have.


To love your neighbour as yourself as commanded, you need to be filled with the Spirit of God. Love is a fruit of the Spirit. If you are yet to be born again, you cannot fulfil this command because you don't have the Spirit of God.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

Love for your neighbour is the barometer with which to measure your love for God.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

HENCEFORTH, YOU WILL BE A BLESSING TO YOUR NEIGHBOUR, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. Father, make me a good Samaritan to someone today, in the name of Jesus.

2. Let my soul be consumed with kindness and goodness, in the name of Jesus.

3. May I not close my heart to the need of others, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Father, by Your Spirit, teach me how to love my neighbour as I love myself, in the name of Jesus.

5. Lord, teach me how to receive Your love so that I can show genuine love to others, in the name of Jesus.

6. Deliver me, O Lord, from the works of the flesh and let me be filled with Your Spirit of love, in the name of Jesus.

7. Henceforth, may love colour everything that I do, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 1-3

SOURCE: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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