Love your neighbor as yourself So many friends, family and neighbors say I’m strong. Even Greek and Roman law had this penalty. After hearing these words and seeing these things, please notice that the people do not respond with, “That all sounds good. Let’s keep the commandments.” Listen to what the people say in verses 18-19. No sexual relations are to be had with any married person but one’s own spouse. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor [a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Exodus 23:4-5 Even unintentional death is covered under this command, but it had a different punishment than premeditated murder. Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), Lv 19:3; Mt 15:4; Mk 7:10; Lk 18:20; Eph 6:2, Dt 32:35; Pr 20:22; Rm 12:17, 19; Heb 10:30; Rv 19:2, Pr 17:17; Mt 5:43; 22:39; Mk 12:31; Lk 10:27; Rm 13:9; Gl 5:14; Jms 2:8, Leviticus 19:18 in all English translations, Deuteronomy 5:16 in all English translations, Matthew 22:39 in all English translations, Lv 19:18; Mt 7:12; 19:19; 22:37-40; Jn 13:34, Galatians 5:14 in all English translations. In speaking about the governing authorities, he said, “But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. (Exodus 21:12–17 ESV). Scriptures Fulfilled Fulfilling The Law credibility overworking Debt Loving One Another lovers Being In Debt. We are to keep from sinning. They grasp that they will die if this happens again. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death. They request that Moses be their mediator. Love your neighbor as yourself – My California Exodus Love your neighbor as yourself So many friends, family and neighbors say I’m strong. Do God’s law and live. This would be a problem when merchants would try to cheat buyers with weighted scales. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer” (Romans 13:4 ESV). The final five commandments are succinct commandments regarding how to love our neighbors. We are supposed to say, “Oh no! May this knowledge cause us to come to the Lord in repentance for falling short of his glorious laws and ways, seeking mercy from our gracious God. Enjoy what you have. But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. What you desire for can also be sin. We love our neighbors by not stealing from them. The people fear and cannot come near. They are summarized by the command "you shall love your neighbor as yourself." Since the line before it is about “the children of your people,” and the two lines were put together into a single verse when verse numbers were added to the Bible, some have assumed that the “love your neighbor as yourself” line must also be just about “the children of your people.” 32 “Right, Teacher,” the scribe replied. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Yes, that commentator was right on target. The idea of justifiable war is seen in Genesis 14 when some kings gathered fought against the cities of the plains. But carefully read the point the writer of Hebrews is making. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” To love others well we have to be filled with the love of God first. Remember that the people are at Mount Sinai and God is speaking each of these commandments to the people while the mountain is smoking and quaking. Impossible! We are a nondenominational congregation of Christians located in West Palm Beach aiming to be faithful in every way to Jesus Christ. Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour, Lucas Cranach the elder "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" (Exodus 20:16) is the ninth commandment (the designation varies between religions) of the Ten Commandments, which are widely understood as moral imperatives by Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant scholars.