Relationships 101: Yourself

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31 NIV)

Ways we try to hide our lack of self-love:

1) Pride
2) Pity
3) People-pleasing
4) Perfectionism
5) Punishment

What does God’s Word tell us about loving ourselves?

1) There is a proper AMOUNT (Romans 12:3)

2) We are CREATED in God’s image & “wonderfully made” (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 139:14)

3) We are so LOVED & VALUED God gave His Son Jesus to save us (Romans 5:8, 11)

4) We are honored to be called God’s CHILDREN (1 John 3:1-2)