AM: “What Does ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Look Like?”

February 11, 2024      TEXT: Leviticus 19:9-18

Introduction: Things we are to love: Psalm 5:11, 40:16, 70:4, 119:119, 127, 132, 159, 165; Matthew 5:43, 19:19, 22:39, Mark 12:31, Romans 13:9, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8

God says to …

I. Be gracious and generous to your neighbor in sharing your extra, WHEN:  (vv. 9-10)

  1. Your neighbor goes beyond your bordering property (v. 10)
  2. Your neighbor goes beyond your socio-economic status (v. 10)
  3. Your neighbor goes beyond your nationality (v. 10)
  4. Your neighbor goes beyond your people group (v. 10)

II. Do not steal from your neighbor (v. 11)

  1. Don’t take things from others unlawfully
  2. Don’t Misrepresent things for personal gain
  3. Don’t Defraud someone to get something of theirs

III. Do not deceive your neighbor (v. 11-13)

  1. Don’t lie about your neighbor.
  2. Don’t lie to your neighbor.
  3. Don’t swear by the name of God.
  4. Don’t defraud your neighbor financially.

IV. Do not disrespect or dishonor your neighbor (vv. 11-13)

  1. Do not take advantage of their limitations to degrade or hurt them (v. 14)
  2. Do not demean, hurt, or take advantage of them in any way (v. 15)
  3. Do not spread rumors or gossip about your neighbor to others (v. 16)

V. Do not participate in evil toward your neighbor (vv. 17-19

  1. Do not be hateful or hurtful toward your neighbor.
  2. Do not be mean or malicious toward your neighbor.
  3. Do not participate in the sin of your neighbor that will hurt him.
  4. Do not have hurtful, vengeful feelings or actions toward your neighbor.

Conclusion: Treat others the way you want them to treat you!   ~   Matthew 7:12