Mark 12:31 KJV
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Earlier this month I published this article, based on this quote. What those in the world fail to see is who their neighbor is. The world sees their neighbors being on the same block or right next door or as a part of their immediate life’s walk. Those who walk in agreement with their beliefs, customs, and traditions.
There seems to be a particular theme flowing through the Ecclesia which I believe is identified in this next article https://romboughrobert.wordpress.com/2022/02/18/has-complacency-become-the-norm-for-believers-6/
The thing is, I am not the only one recognizing the Assemblies have become complacent, easily distracted, partially connected to worldly events.
Some individuals spoke out about their frustration after ministering to the worldly and not seeing any immediate results. The Lord gave the following wisdom http://romboughrobert.com/2022/03/23/can-a-seed-crack-a-rock-4/
I ponder how many took those messages seriously. My warning about being on the outside knocking on the door is ringing loud and clear. https://romboughrobert.com/2021/09/30/video-about-knock-knock-lord-open-unto-us-4/
It appears looking at the current social position of the Ecclesia, very few recognized a neighbor was sending them a warning.
When we communicate these days our outreach is global it can touch individuals throughout the entire world. I look at that outreach and shared information as being unneighborly, and a sign of caring about those receiving the information. That thought process is in respect of the fact I believe those individuals would do the same for me if the shoe were on the other foot.
My first inclination is too much emphasis is placed on the monetary perspective of being a neighbor. Why do I state that? Sadly, many place their whole purpose of caring and sharing, on what return there is for them or their company.
The following shows it is important to consider this part of the commandment of doing unto others as you would have done unto you.
Matthew 5:44 KJV
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
As individuals, we will recognize the difficulty in adhering to this teaching, as many factors come into play, as Satan uses those factors as tools to have men separated from God. Recognize, these individuals are described in the following verses.
Mark 7:21-23 KJV
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,  Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
It is this knowledge that equips the Ecclesia with the power described in Psalms 91:13
 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
The question is, how does this apply to being a good neighbor by offering my love to those who would spitefully use me and also mock, and ridicule me. The following quote taken from this release gives us a glimpse of why.
“All who are savingly converted, are called by the grace of God; their conversion is wrought by his power and grace working in them. It will but little avail us to have Christ revealed to us if he is not also revealed in us.”
It becomes obvious what we have received from our Lord as freedom from Satan’s delusions and lies must be exposed to his prisoners through those who would act as a good neighbor. This action reveals there was an individual who in our case stepped forward to demonstrate his freedom as a good neighbor. In doing so we see the wisdom being gained, exercised in that action, by what Yeshua reveals, who it would be we are refusing as a neighbor to care for.
Matthew 25:40-42,44-46 KJV
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Our research into being a good neighbor I believe reveals many different forms of understanding and knowledge. Showing how to recognize all of our actions should be considered and recognized as that of a neighbor, which we would desire to have done unto us through the wisdom gained here.
It becomes imperative to recognize through this gained wisdom the following truth revealed in this verse
Matthew 7:21 KJV
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
From Matthew 7:21 we know not everyone will pass into heaven. Through the wisdom gained, it should be understood, there will be those who even though your heart’s desire is to help them. Will after receiving your love, commit the actions described in Matthew 7:6 KJV
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
So when I review the second commandment Mark 12:31 KJV
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Again ponder the depth of this commandment as there are many other verses throughout the scriptures which apply to being a good neighbor. I encourage all who have read this continue on a personal level to research and reinforce your walk and relationship.
Matthew 7:21 KJV
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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