A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.– Jesus Christ – John 13:34
Love is innate to all of us. We love everyone that is good to us. Also, those who love us. But do you think it is still loving if you let others continue to live worldly lives?
Today’s devotional reading is from the 1st Letter of Paul to Thessalonians 4:9. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Zechariah 4:6: Not By Might Or Power, But By The Holy Spirit (link please)
Jesus love and taught us to love
God is love. And with that, we know as His creations we are taught how to love. Paul pointed out to the Thessalonians that they know how to love, for they have received it through the teachings and study of the scriptures. This is the same for us. Moreover, we are shown how to love through the Scriptures. The entire context of the Bible is evidence of God’s love for us. Jesus emphasized this as well, as written by the Apostle John in John 13:34.
How you share the love of Christ with others?
There are lots of ways how we can share the love of Christ with others. The most important form is to let others know about His sacrificial love on the cross at Calvary. When we share this with others, we show that we love them because we present them with the reality and gravity of our sins.
Our sins block us from accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. And when we do not accept Him we will not achieve eternal life with Him and the Father in heaven. In simple words, when you do not tell others about our sinfulness, you are letting them walk in the road that leads to eternal damnation. And that is not a sign of your love towards them.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- Who are the people you love?
- Do they love you back?
- How do you define love?
- What are the ways you show your love for others?
- Have you accepted Jesus and His sacrificial love for all? Accept Jesus Now.
- What are the ways you show your love to God?
- Reflect on the instances when you forgot or omit to point to others the way to Jesus? How do you feel?
- Take the Good Work that we have done on Earth
- God’s Will
- What Do You Know About Your Heart’s Desire?
- How Strong Is Your Conviction On The Gospel Of Christ?
- Loving all
Loving God, fill my heart with the love that you freely give. Make love my first and last thoughts. May I love others and freely give to them. Make my spirit a spirit of joy, happiness, and love for both my friends and my enemies. Help me love as abundantly as you have loved me. Amen.