The Hardest Kind of Love

The Hardest Kind of Love

 

Leviticus 19:17–18 ESV

  • 17 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

 

Don’t Hate Your Neighbour

 

The Proper Way to Admonish Others

 

With Endurance

Acts 20:31 ESV

  • 31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

 

You Have to Know God’s Word

Romans 15:14 ESV

  • 14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

Colossians 3:16 ESV

  • 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

Admonishing Goes Beyond Teaching

Colossians 1:28 ESV

  • 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Colossians 3:16 ESV

  • 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

Admonition is Personal

1 Corinthians 4:14 ESV

  • 14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Admonishing is Aimed at Worship

1 Thessalonians 5:12–13 ESV

  • 12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

 

Colossians 3:16 ESV

  • 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

Matthew 7:3–5 ESV

  • 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

 

 

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