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Loving One Another

1 John 3 scripture

  • What are the details in the verses?
    • Think about the who/what/where/when/why/how.
      • We must love each other.
      • It’s been the message from the beginning.
    • If we hate, we’re the same as a murderer.
      • A right-minded person doesn’t want to be a murderer. Right?
    • Verse 16 says: This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave his life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters.
      • This is the Good News of the Gospel, pure and simple.
      • We must be willing to give our lives for our brothers and sisters.
    • Verses 18 & 19 tell us: Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words. This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be reassured in His presence.
      • I’ve learned over time that true and real love isn’t about emotions and feelings so much.
      • True and Real Love is a verb; it is an action! It’s what you do; not just saying something, but doing. Mull that over for a bit. Pray about it. Let GOD show you and guide you in true and real love.
  • What Is the strong theme?
    • True & Real LOVE.
  • What stands out?
    • Everything I said above…
  • What is God’s word saying to me in these verses?
    • Really love my brothers and sisters through action.
    • I can’t pick and choose who I want to love and how I love them.
    • It has to be GOD’s way.
  • How can I apply this scripture to my life?
    • Do everything GOD’s way; not mine.
    • Go deep into the recesses of my spirit and soul and clear out the cobwebs. Love how GOD wants me to love.
    • Love on my brothers and sisters like never before! In today’s day and age, people need it more than ever.
    • Pray for them also. Even when I don’t know their life’s situation, God knows. That’s all that matters. I do not need to know the details of their situation.
  • What do I need to change to make the application of this scripture work?
    • Stop the negative thoughts and behaviors that cause hate and unloving ways in my life that affect others. Yes, believe it or not, we all harbor some hate deep in our spirits. It needs to be blotted out and destroyed.
    • Once the above is put into place, that opens my heart, soul, and spirit to actively love others.
  • What action do I need to take?
    • Yes, you saw this coming!!! “Just Do It!”

Prayer: ABBA YAH, Father GOD, thank YOU for the gift of Salvation through Jesus. I pray that we can love, truly and really love, according to YOUR word, not what we think or feel it should be. After, Jesus’ actions of willing being crucified and resurrected are the ultimate true gift of love. We must love because He loved us first! Show us YAH! I pray the tragedy and horrific devastation is stopped according to Your will. I pray that we love people instead of fighting, hating, and murdering them. Thank You for allowing me to truly love people, as well as being loved back by them. YOU are in control, YAH. Thank YOU for that! I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.