Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 19
Explain the second commandment as it was given by Jesus, giving the Scripture quotation and Bible reference.
19. Jesus was the great exponent and advocate of love in all its ways and channels of expression. He saw and approved the spirit of "Love thy God," and He desired that His disciples and followers should also see Truth. Because He saw many things that His disciples failed to grasp, it was necessary that He explain or carry the idea a little further, and so He spoke the second commandment. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." — Matt. 22:39, Lev. 19:18. The main idea is love, the love of God for man and man for God. God is no respecter of persons. As God loves all, for God is love, and as this love is for all His children, so all His children love one another if they let themselves become expressions of love. The same God that is pressing out from you is also pressing out from your neighbor. If we love God, we must love our neighbor, God's expression.
Preceding Entry: Explain the first commandment as it was given by Jesus, giving the Scripture quotation and Bible reference.
Following Entry: What is the relation of love to wisdom?