proverbs 14:31 NLT

"Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, 
but those who help the poor honor him."

really?  well.  it's in the Bible.  must be true!  what a thought!  the way we treat the poor, or those in need, is a direct reflection on how we relate to God.

in fact, those who oppress the poor INSULT God.  those who help the poor HONOR God.

can it be any easier than that?  it's plain.  in the relationships between God and neighbor, how we relate to our neighbor is a direct reflection on how we really feel about God.  and this is why Paul is able to say that fulfilling the command to love our neighbors as ourselves fulfills all the commands of the Law and the prophets.

loving your neighbor = loving God and vice versa...

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