Dr. Jim Haskell
And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Biblical self-love is based on God’s work in us.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Biblical self-love is based on proper restraint.
If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth! Proverbs 30:32
Biblical self-love is based on proper analysis.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3
2. With Awareness
If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31b
3. Through Reception
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31