“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 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.
by: Trisha Gerstel.
Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “Hurting people hurt people.” It is, I feel, a necessary reminder for every Christian. As we walk in the world and come face-to-face with its hurting people, we need to remember that their hateful words and angry actions come from a hurting heart, a heart that does not know the love and peace of Christ. When we look at people with eyes like Christ’s—eyes that see past the exterior—we will be motivated to pray for them and to reach out with God’s love.