Neighborhood association

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:13-17; Leviticus 19:16-18; Zechariah 7:8-10; Matthew 5:13-16 (day one)

“Do not covet your neighbor’s house. . .do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. . .rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share his guilt.” (Exodus 20:17, Leviticus 19:16-17)

Holly and I have lived in the same neighborhood for nearly 20 years.  Hidden Forest.  North Central.  Off Bitters, between Blanco and 281.  691 homes, a little association governed by a covenant document.  All pets must be registered.  No chain link fencing on the street side.  No oil wells (honest!)  God’s book does the same, gives us rules to govern the relationships with those who live near us.  “The reason that God tells us to love our enemies and to love our neighbors is that often these are the same people”–G.K. Chesterton.  Do you know your neighbors?  Do you know the rules that govern your relationship to them?  As you read this week, think next door and across the street.  Neighbors are part of God’s plan.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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