The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Podcast #6: Evaluation of the Christian Answer to Worldview Question #1, If You're Going to Force Women to Be Pregnant, At Least Compensate Them, Psalm 150 Like You've Never Heard it Before, Revision 6.8 "The Modern Period, from 1800 to the Present", Waiting for the Big One: A Small Meditation on Dukkha, Reconciliation in the Time of Coronavirus, Living in the Spirit of Contemplative Prayer. 4. God loves me as He does thee; and thee as He does me: therefore I ought to love thee, my neighbour, as myself; and thou me as thyself: for our love to each other ought to correspond to God’s love towards us both. "Commentary on Matthew 22:39". Beginning with Matthew 21:23, Jesus' authority is repeatedly questioned. 1599-1645. Next some Sadducees try to trip him up with a tricky question about the resurrection. Christ reduces all to two, love to God, and love to the neighbour; and the latter is the second in order of nature, time, dignity, and causality; the object of it being a creature; and the act itself being the effect of the former, yet like unto it: for though the object is different, yet this commandment regards love as the former, and requires that it be as that, true, hearty, sincere, and perfect; that it be with singleness of heart, always, and to all men; and that it spring from love to God, and be performed to his glory: and which is expressed in the words written in Leviticus 19:18 "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself"; as heartily and sincerely, and as a man would desire to be loved by his neighbour; and do all the good offices to him he would choose to have done to himself by him. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Great fountain and dispenser of love! He assigns the second place to mutual kindness among men, for the worship of God is first in order. Thus the love we have for our neighbour is different from the love we have for our nearest connections. The observance of this law would put an end to all injustice, violence, oppression, and war. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". In effect his opponents try to make him into a reality show contestant in these temple disputes in Matthew. Our Lord guards him from that danger, and answers more than he had asked.— ὡς, as) sc. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. And by correcting the self-love ( φιλαυτίαν) which separates some persons from others, he brings each of them into a common union, and—as it were—into a mutual embrace. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Let's see if he can survive in the wilderness like on "Survivor." According to T. R., this second is declared like to the first ( ὁμοία αὐτῇ). 1 John 4:16; 1 John 4:20-21; Matthew 25:40; Matthew 25:45. The trouble is, I think, those around him with power and possessions suspect it, and are throwing every obstacle they can think of in the way of his mission and identity. ", But our Lord intends by it to include, that love, benevolence, and good will, which are due to every man; and suggests, that this comprehends not only all that contained in the second table of the decalogue, but all duties that are reducible thereunto, and are obligatory on men one towards another whatever; all which should spring from love, and be done heartily and sincerely, with a view to the neighbour's good, and God's glory: and with this Maimonides agrees, sayingF2In Misn. [What happens when someone does not love himself?]. https: Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. Matthew 7:12) in such a manner that your conduct may be in accordance with this loving spirit. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. It requires the same kind of love and service; for the love of our neighbour is the service of God. Jesus said unto him Directly, without taking time to think of it; and though he knew with what design it was put to him, yet, as an answer to it might be useful and instructive to the people, as well as silence and confound his adversaries, he thought fit to give one; and is as follows, being what is expressed in ( Deuteronomy 6:5) . https: He Passes with Flying Colors It's no surprise that he does (Mt.