Do You Love Your Neighbor As Yourself?


“Love your neighbor as yourself” is one of the most well-known quoted Scripture of the bible. But it is also one of the most misinterpreted.

Do you love your neighbor as yourself?

It seems that loving your neighbor as yourself is quite a difficult thing to do. And I do not think that is what Jesus meant. I don’t know about you. But I do not know anyone who is that generous with their love.

So if you doubted whether you interpreted the Scripture above correctly, don’t worry because Luke wrote it down as he heard it in Luke 10:25-37

25 One day, an authority on the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you understand it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind.’ (Deuteronomy 6:5) And ‘render help to those who are in need. (Leviticus 19:18)

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do that, and you will live.”

29 But the man wanted to make himself look good. So he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. Robbers attacked him. They stripped off his clothes and beat him. Then they went away, leaving him almost dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down that same road. When he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 A Levite also came by. He passed by on the other side when he saw the man.

33 But a Samaritan came to the place where the man was. When he saw the man, he felt sorry for him. 34 He went to him, poured olive oil and wine on his wounds, and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his donkey. He brought him to an inn and took care of him.

35 The next day, he took out two silver coins. He gave them to the owner of the inn. ‘Take care of him,’ he said. ‘When I return, I will pay you back for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of the three do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by robbers?”

37 The authority on the law replied, “The one who felt sorry for him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do as he did.”

Does Your Patience Has A Short Wick


It seems that patience is one of God’s greatest gifts to man. But we often put it on the back burner.

For example, we talked about Job’s faith more times than we can remember but seldom mentioned his patience, which was instrumental in his struggle. If Job had not exercised patience, he would not have endured his struggles without complaining. Faith is one thing, but it takes great patience to be long-suffering.

What is patience?

According to dictionary.com: Patience is the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

Therefore, Job not only believed in God’s promises, but he trusted in his faithfulness and relied on God’s character and loyalty to act. But he also had patience and a whole lot of it.

I think Job needed three things to work in tandem, like a three-legged stool-faith, patience, and endurance. Faith alone would not work. Because the people who encouraged him to curse God and die had faith. But they were short on patience.

The Bible says, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before,” (Job 42:10).

The Gift of Patience


It seems that patience is one of God’s greatest gifts to man. But we often put it on the back burner.

For example, we often talked about Job’s faith but seldom mentioned his patience, which was instrumental in his struggle. If Job had not had long wick patience, he would not have endured without complaining. 

So what is patience? According to dictionary.com: Patience is the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

Therefore, Job not only believed in God’s promises, but he trusted in his faithfulness and relied on God’s character and loyalty to act. But he also had patience and a whole lot of it.

I think Job needed three things to work in tandem, like a three-legged stool during his struggle-faith, patience, and endurance. Faith alone would not work. Because the people who encouraged him to curse God and die had faith. But they could not stand to see him suffer for so long. So their patience had a short wick like many of us.

The Bible says, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before,” (Job 42:10).

The Church is the training ground for Christians who hope to meet with the Bridegroom.


Our learning institutions are the training grounds for men and women who will one day oversee the affairs of their respective countries and the world. So, likewise, the Church is the only training ground for Christians, who hope to sit at the banquet table with the Bridegroom. But, for that to happen, each one must follow God’s curriculum. And even though nobody has a clue of what it must be like to occupy the same physical space as their maker, the Holy Scripture provides us with plenty of examples of what we should not expect. 

For example, delinquency and poor planning are not acceptable. And human beings are prone to showing up late for important meetings. After a period of familiarity, most of us often get complacent. 

Tom Paige got laid off from his well-paying job. And for two years, Tom had to do odd jobs to help make ends meet. Then the tide suddenly changed. Tom got another well-paying job that he was excited to do. Tom Paige was always punctual and never missed a day from work three years. But things would soon change.

After learning the ins and outs of his job, Tom noticed that most of his coworkers never showed up for work early. So, instead of being an example for others, Tom decided to fall in line with everybody else. As a result, he would eventually lose his job for tardiness. Tom Paige’s predicament reminds me of the parable of the Ten Virgins Jesus tells in Matthew 25:1-13. The five foolish virgins lose their chance to meet with the Bridegroom because they failed to plan according to God’s blueprint.    

Is your Church Failing?


Scripture: Joshua Chapter one

Businesses fail all the time. But, often, it’s not because the product is no good; instead, it’s because of poor management. Sometimes the old ways of running a business become outdated, but the ancient guardians refuse to clear the way for fresh ideas and new leadership. We live in a changing world, and unless we adapt to the changes, we will be left behind.
Like a business, many Churches fail today because of the above reasons.

God establishes leaders to fulfill his plan, and he will bring success if we follow his appointed leaders. But leaders don’t lead forever. There comes a time when even God’s selected must step aside and ask God to establish a new leader.

God chose Moses to lead his children out of Egypt into the promised land. But a journey that should have taken months took them forty years. Finally, the people rose against Moses, and Moses dug in his heels. Moses was on his last leg when the people cleared the desert, and all the old guardians had died off.

After the death of Moses, only Joshua and Caleb were left out of the old leaders. The Bible says God appointed Joshua to take the new generation across Jordan and into the promised land.

Pride aside, a good leader knows when to pass the baton.