Love is revealed in many ways

With much kindness and respect;

With gentleness and faithfulness

When in beautiful ways it manifests.

When we love thy neighbor

It’s to do them no harm,

To serve when there’s opportunities

And to extend a helping arm.

It’s to avoid foolish disputes

With all arrogance and pride;

It’s to be sincere in conversations

And in peace to abide.

In safety we shall dwell

Under the shadow of God’s wing,

When our language is love and kindness

With many blessings it so brings.

When we love our neighbor

We avoid backbiting and gossip too,

Having respect for the condition of their soul

With sincere intentions so true.

When we love our neighbor

There’s no racism or prejudice,

No hatred or wishing of any harm

But where we greet with a holy kiss.

To love thy neighbour is to serve

To be giving with a generous heart;

To bless in every opportunity

And to be graciously set apart.

God loves a cheerful giver

Not one who gives out of compulsion,

And He rewards those who are sincere

Who avoid troubles and commotion.

But unless there’s a regeneration

And a sincere birth from above,

We may do these things for selfish motives

To gain credit rather than through pure love.

When we truly love thy neighbour

It is well pleasing to the Lord,

Particularly when we share the gospel

And eternal salvation through His word.

(C) P.B. 2020

“You have heard that it was said ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:43-45

“You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”  Leviticus 19:18

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”  Luke 10:27

“Greet one another with a kiss of love.”  1 Peter 5:14

“..are all summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Romans 13:9

“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:7

“Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.”  Romans 13:10

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3