Matthew 7:12 NLT

12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

This verse surely sounds a lot like the second greatest commandment that Jesus said. Love your neighbor as yourself.

It would be great that we all realize Christianity is made simpler by Jesus. We just need to focus on two things. Love God with all of our mind, heart, soul and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. The Law and the Prophets (the whole Bible during their time) hang on these two commands. The whole Bible is represented in these two commands. Thus the whole Bible simplified by Jesus in just two commands!

So why not make a list of people whom you can help today, then pray for them. Then wait for God to give you an idea on how to help them. Then just do it! Since it was God’s idea, for sure He will empower and enable you to do it! Amen.

P.S. Again, I came across this greatest commandment in Romans 13:8-10 NLT!  The explanation of God through Paul here is more clear that all of God’s law boils down to building “loving relationships”!

Romans 13:8-10 NLT Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. 9 For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.