How Can I Help?
Posted: Monday, April 2
Verse of the day:
“If you see your neighbor’s ox or sheep or goat wandering away, don’t ignore your responsibility. Take it back to its owner.” (Deuteronomy 22:1 NLT)
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was He responded, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39) God places a great importance on how we treat the people around us. He wants us to treat them with the same importance that we would put on ourselves.
This is a theme that we see all throughout the Bible. That is what is being emphasized in this verse in Deuteronomy. This verse goes far beyond just animals that get loose. God is saying if you see someone has a need take care of it. Isn’t that what we would want done for us?