Today’s Bible reading from the Five Day Bible Reading Plan: Leviticus 19-20; Hebrews 7
Tucked away in Leviticus is a verse that Jesus told us was part of the Great Commandment along with loving God with all we have: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).
As in Jesus’ day as well as Moses’ day, we struggled with this concept and, thus, spend our time trying to redefine neighbor (see the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37). As we narrow the definition, the wider the chasm grows not only between some of our neighbors but also our fellowship with God.
We are called to build those Gospel bridges with the wood of truth, expending that energy in the love of Christ. God calls us to love our Neighbor–even them! Who is your “them?” Now you know the focus of prayer for you in this regard.