King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)Luke 10:27
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
Whats this have to do with a Nightlight? I am not what you would call a religious man, I try to be spiritual to the point of my understanding, and the above quote simplifies that for me. When the Scribes and Pharisees where trying to trip up and confound Jesus Christ by asking him, what one of the ten commandments was the most important, Luke 10:27 was his reply. I look at this as three commandments, the first is the one I do not profess to understand very well, I have hope that there is a God when I reach the other side. This will bother some of you as it does my friends and family, but remember "Faith is hope of that which is not seen". I am working on it.
The second and mostly the third commandment in the above quote is what I hope to touch on today. (Love) "and thy neighbor as thyself."
Most of us in one form or another do our best to Love the Lord, and we try our best (sometimes more then others to love thy neighbor) but we forget the third and what I believe makes the first two parts of Luke 10:27 truly possible (Love) "as thyself".
We often dislike or despise ourselves and then go to our house of worship and then come home inspired to do the first two, without recognizing that we must first Love Ourselves. Without truly unconditionally loving ourselves, how can we expect to do the same with our God or our neighbor? And on second thought how can we expect that from them, if we don't love ourselves unconditionally?
Then next time you see a beautiful streak of lightning IE: a Night Light,or a lovely sunrise or sunset, thank your Lord for giving you the tools to become the best you that you can become on this earth and then go share that person with others in order for you to honor and "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,"
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