MONDAY 26TH APRIL, 2021
THEME: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOURS
TEXT: MARK 12:28-34
MEMORY VERSE: Mark 12:33b “…And to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
HYMN: MHB 442 (C.M.) – HAPPY the heart where graces reign.
Following our meditation yesterday, to be practical with your love, you don’t need to travel far and wide before you become real with your love. The subject of neighbourliness was well emphasized by Christ in His ministry on earth. Many a time you might be tempted to be looking for who to express your acts of love to.
You may assume that there is no one around you that is in need. But today you need to look inward into your neighbourhood. Jesus gave us a definition of who your neighbour is in his popular parable of the good Samaritan, who helped a wounded Jew, a stranger for that matter (Luke 10:30-37).
Your neighbour is not limited to where you live. It might be in your office environment; it might be on the road; it might be at a meeting; it might be anywhere. There is a person around you that needs help, encouragement or support in any way. You are expected to meet these needs as much as God grants you the enablement to do so.
It is then important for you to define what it means to be in need. To be in need may not be that you need money or that you are poor. The need of a man goes beyond physical or material things. You may need to ask the Lord how you can be of help to the people around you and He will guide you into loving your neighbour.
As you go out this Monday and this week, be on the lookout for a neighbour to help as an act of love. You may be led to ask somebody today, how you can be of help and you may be surprised how God can use you in this regard.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, don’t allow me to miss any opportunity to be of help to somebody that needs it around me or on my path today. Amen.
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