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Wednesday, February 6 2019
A Bible Journey, 109: Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself"
One of the most renowned commands of the Messiah is to "love thy neighbour as thyself."
"22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40 KJV)
Jesus of Nazareth's "love thy neighbour as thyself" teaching originated, by Him, as the LORD God (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name), long before He was born as a man. When He said it in the "New Testament," He was quoting Himself from the "Old Testament": "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD."
"19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD. 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD." (Leviticus 19:15-18 KJV)
The spirit and purpose of "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" (verse 18 in the chapter below) was not merely a state of mind, but a way of life.
"19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
Fact Finder: How is "love your neighbour as yourself" the basis of six of the LORD's Ten Commandments?
This Day In History, February 6
1215: Japanese emperor Hojo Tokimasa died at age 77. He was shikken (Regent of the Shogunate) from 1203 until his abdication in 1205. A "shogun" was the military leader of Japan in the era from 1185 to 1868.
1626: Huguenot rebels and the French signed the Peace of La Rochelle.
1685: Charles II, king of Great Britain and Ireland, died. James II became the new king.
1695: Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan from 1691-1695, died at age 53. His reign was marked by the continuing war with "The Holy League" of Austria, Poland and Venice (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire; see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation, The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South, Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1778: The U.S. and France signed treaties that would permit, "without French interference," the U.S. to invade English areas of Canada (which happened during the War of 1812-1814 - the only attempted invasion of Canada in Canadian history) and Bermuda, while France would attempt to take the British West Indies.
France supported the breakaway of the New England colonies for their own military and political reasons. France had no interest what-so-ever in anyone's "freedom" - as so many have been misled into believing with historical-revisionism propaganda.
When a violent minority of the New England colonists rebelled, France hypocritically supplied and assisted them, while maintaining an oppressive grip on its own French colonies in Louisiana and what is today eastern Canada. Their sole intent was to break England's military connection to the colonies that England created in New England so that France could invade and take them over for itself. The plan was not carried out only because Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial wars in Europe squandered the French army (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1806: British naval forces defeated the French at the Battle of San Domingo in the Caribbean.
1840: New Zealand became a British colony with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
1899: At the of the "Spanish-American" War, U.S. imperial forces seized Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines from Spain (see also The Mexican Border Wall).
1923: Edward Barnard died at age 66. He is considered to be the leading observational astronomer of his time; he discovered 16 comets and Jupiter's fifth moon, discovered "Barnard's Star" and published a catalog of dark nebula.
1933: The Nazi government of Adolf Hitler began news censorship in Germany (see The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1934: Massive riots in Paris; the government of Edouard Daladier resigned.
1936: Adolf Hitler opened the Winter Olympics in Berlin (see Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).
1952: King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died at age 57. He was succeeded by his 26 year old daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
1964: France and Britain agreed on the joint construction of an English Channel tunnel.
2001: Ariel Sharon defeated Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Israel's election.