What does God say … What does Man say…..
Regardless of what people think Shakespeare meant, the answer below was cited as the most popular response …..
It means to be true to yourself. Live your life for yourself and do not let others try to influence you to do things you don’t want to do.
What does God tell us……..
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two Commandments hang all the law and the Prophets.
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Faith is all about Love for God and others, not fleshy worldly love for ourselves, we need to have Godly Love that comes from Jesus living in us, He knows our worth and reassures us we are His priceless treasure and that He delights in us, He Loved us first and what He calls good we do not discredit, our Love for ourselves is not to be fleshy but in recognizing who we are in Him and we can then recognize the same with others.
John 13:34- 35 A New Commandment I give unto you, That ye Love One Another; as I have Loved you, that ye also Love One Another. By this shall all men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love One to Another.
Is it possible for us to be True to God and also true to self “above all”?a person true to self “above all” will not Love God with their All and will not Love others as Jesus did, He gave His all for us.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
We are the Body of Christ, His arms, His hands, His feet, His voice to Minister, care for and serve each other and then to reach out to a hurting world.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my Joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.
1 Peter 3:7-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
LOVE IS AN ACTION NOT JUST A WORD
1 John 3:16-18 By this we know Love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the Love of God abide in Him? My little children, let us not Love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in Truth. ( N.K.J.V)
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man on his own things but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Putting others first, including our enemies, does not mean that we agree to being willingly Manipulated by their greed or wants, we do as God leads us to do and this will not be to allow ourselves or others to be controlled by the selfishness of those who are living in the Carnal flesh, we are to hate all evil but we still continue to Love and pray for them and when lead to we also do good to them but not in their Worldly way but in God’s way.
Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.(KJV)
.Thank you for listening – Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus -Anne.