Friday, March 16, 2012

Love for Others

"For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt."
Deuteronomy 10:17-19

These words were spoken to the Jewish nation by Moses. The Israelites were to honor God -- the God who is above all gods -- by loving foreigners. God abounds in love for all people, without partiality. He cares for the fatherless and the husbandless. And the unbelievers, too. He makes sure they have food and clothing. "We are here taught our duty to our neighbour. God's common gifts to mankind oblige us to honour all men. And those who have themselves been in distress, and have found mercy with God, should be ready to show kindness to those who are in the like distress." (Matthew Henry)

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