Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments, Matthew 22:38-40.
Jesus says the this again in John 13:34. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
When Nicodemus visited Jesus, He told him how much God loved him in John 3:16. For God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Think about that. God loves us so much He gives us eternity to demonstrate His love to us.
Again Jesus says, As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands you will remain in my love, just a I have obeyed my Father and remained in His love" John 15:9-10.
Think About It
John described what love is in 1 John 3:16. "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His live for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." This week think how you can show love to someone. Do you care enough about someone to lay down your life for him? That's hard to consider. How about loving someone enough to give up your rights to win an argument? That's often what Jesus did. Many unfair things happened to Jesus, but He loved His adversaries. Will you?
Pray About It
Thank you Father God for sending Jesus to show us what love is. I need more of Him and less of me in my life to accomplish loving the way He did and still does today. I need your help. Amen.