“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: Benny Uhlich.
This passage lays out how we should and shouldn’t treat other people. A lot of it comes down to being kind and loving, while also being fair and honest. We should be showing our neighbors the love that God shows us. This does not mean that we should allow others to take advantage of us, but we should do our part in not taking advantage of others or harming them in any other fashion. These verses end with a call to action that sums it all up perfectly, “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord” (v.18, NIV).