Naked Scripture Friday, take 2. Today’s post is brought to you by the current climate and our recent sermon series on Start Being a Good Samaritan.
“You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in Egypt.” Exodus 23: 9 NLT
“Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, ‘Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?'” Ruth 2:10 NASB
“Thus saith the Lord. Execute you judgement and righteousness and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.” Jeremiah 22:3 KJV
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes the sun to raise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-48 NIV
“Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness” 1 John 2:9 ESV
“Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know no murderer has eternal life in him” 1 John 3:15 NIV