Love Your Enemies?

Two Commandments – The heart of the law

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1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, how much more, we will be reconciled and will be saved by his life.

 1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Mark 12:30 You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this,

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.

Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You will love your neighbor as yourself.

Love Your Enemies Mt 5:43-45

1John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

Mat 5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.

 

Mat 5:44 [Jesus said] But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;

Mat 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward do you have? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more [than others]? Don’t even the publicans do so? 48 Be therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Rom 13:8 Love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Rom 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 6:36 Be therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven:

homeless38 Give, and it will be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, will men give into your bosom. For with the same measure [standard] that you [judge] with it will be measured to you again [back to you].

1Tim 6:17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. [NLT]

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus

Jer 24:7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they will be my people, and I will be their God: for they will return unto me with their whole heart.

Jet 31:33 the Lord said, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they will be my people.

Cor 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Exod20:5 [Jehovah said] Now therefore if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

2 Tim 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his. And, let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity [sinning].

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