Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
|Love||Be patient, be kind, don’t think you’re better than another|
|Stranger||Foreigner, one unlike you, sinner|
|For ye||Because you|
|Strangers||Different, unaccepted, sinners|
|In the land of Egypt||Place of bondage, not your home|
To break it down
*Remember Egypt is a place that signifies bondage/captivity.
You, Christian, be patient, be kind, don’t think of yourself higher than a sinner, because you were once a sinner. You were bound by the chains of sin. But not anymore.
This scripture is great to remind us to be a humble people. It reminds us that we were once without a Savior. It teaches us to have compassion on the people still living in sin. To love them. To help lead them to freedom, the Light, Jesus.