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Commands of Christ

The theme of all Scripture is to love God with all of our hearts and to love one another (see Matthew 22:40 and John 13:34). But how do we love God? And how do we know that we are loving our neighbor? Christ's commands precisely reveal how we should love our neighbor. They are also the secret to loving God: "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father..." (John 14:21).
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“Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”  (Matthew 4:17).

2

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”  (Matthew 4:19).

3

“Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”  (Matthew 5:11–12).

4

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).

5

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”  (Matthew 5:17–18).

6

“Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift”  (Matthew 5:23–24).

7

“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil”  (Matthew 5:37).

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“… Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell”  (Matthew 5:28–29).

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“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.”  (Matthew 5:38–42).

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“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; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust”  (Matthew 5:44–45).