People often forget one of the greatest commandments.
Matthew 22:39 ... You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (ESV)
How can you love your neighbor as yourself if you lack self-love and care?
So I ask you, are you following God's greatest commandment to love him (Matthew 22:37) and others?
You cannot do that without Loving You! You are not absent from the greatest commandment; you are the greatest commandment. And when you step into this knowing, you will see how, out of this love, everything else in life will flow: your health, a feeling of happiness, fulfillment, life's purpose, trust, and protection.
So my question to you is this: Are you willing to let go of what the world says about love-that you have to serve others first? No more sacrificing yourself. Hold on, embrace this new concept, and believe it is true that you are to serve self-love and care to yourself first. Then giving back and radiating that love outward into the world.
Below are 7 biblical scriptures to ponder and meditate upon (ESV):
Colossians 3:14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Proverbs 3: 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 19:8 Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
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