What is our duty towards God, and towards our neighbour?
We all have neighbours near our home or work. Are we on good terms with them? Are we helping them in their need?
Being on good terms with neighbour has numerous benefits. Being on bad terms with neighbour can make life frustrating, day after day.
Think about the below questions and try to change your life as per the will of God.
Do you show your neighbours a warm welcome and extend a helping hand ?
Are you kind to your neighbours and respect them ?
If they need to borrow something from you, do you provide them with it when you can ?
If they ask you for help do you help them ?
Do you ignore helping them, especially elderly or disabled neighbour ?
Do you try to ease their pain when they fall into sadness ?
Do you make fun of the way they live, talk, or dress ?
The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance about duties toward neighbour.
28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
29 Do not plan harm against your neighbor who lives trustingly beside you.
30 Do not quarrel with anyone without cause, when no harm has been done to you. (Proverbs 3 Verses 28-30)
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:18)
The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31)
For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14)
You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (James 2:8)
Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. (Romans 15:2)