BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (June 26, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 26, 2020) #BMSeminary – {bear a grudge} Retain or maintain vengeful feelings toward someone (cf. Nah 1:2). {love your neighbor as yourself} Do what is good for others just as you naturally love doing what is good for yourself. Such love contrasts with taking vengeance or bearing a grudge against someone. Therefore, v. 18 probably does not imply that people need to learn to love themselves in order to love their neighbors. Instead, in NT terms it amounts to fulfilling the “Golden Rule” (Matt 7:12). Do good for your neighbor since that is the way you would want them to treat you. This is the source for the second of Jesus’ two great commandments in Matt 22:36-40 and Mark 12:28-31. In Luke 10:25-37 Jesus clarifies that “neighbor” includes those whom a person does not know personally-even those with whom a person would not normally associate. Lev 19:34 anticipates this when it calls for such love toward the “foreigner” who lived among them, not just the native Israelite, and then supports this by reminding them that they were “foreigners” in Egypt. They would have wanted to be treated well there, so they should treat the foreigners among them well. [Zondervan Study Bible]

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