James 2:8 NLT Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We have a lot of sermons about what we can get from the Lord, self-help books, and things that benefit ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with these things, but it’s incomplete. It’s all about us. We want to be in a good position spiritually, mentally, and naturally in order to love and be a blessing to someone else.

Loving our neighbor as ourselves means we want something for them as strong as we want something for ourselves. If we see someone going through a rough marriage, limited finances, or mentally struggling with what’s going on in society, we should strongly desire for them to have a peaceful marriage, increase in finances, and mental toughness. We should want that as much as we would want it for ourselves. It should be more than an “I’m praying for you text.” We should let the Holy Spirit lead us on what we can naturally or spiritually do to help that person overcome.

The last day signs of the times say, people will be lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:2). As believers, let’s not become a sign and obey God by loving our neighbor and being a blessing (Genesis 12:2).