Jesus commands us to love one another. It’s a vital component to our Christan livlihood. Why? Because, it’s how people can tell we are Christians.
We show we are servants of God by our pure lives, our understanding, patience, and kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by true love, by speaking the truth, and by God’s power. We use our right living to defend ourselves against everything. 2 Corinthians 6:6-7 as well as,
My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring. 1 John 3:18
One thing to think about here is this:
Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. Ecclesiastes 1:10
New is actually old. We’ve been told this for a very long time.
Yes, there are different kinds of love. I’ve written a blog series about it before. You can find it here on the blog by searching with the word “love” and a list will pop up.
This post is talking about old versus new. God has talked about love from the very beginning of His word. In fact, one of the 10 commandments is about love.
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
When we truly love God as He commands, all the rest of our Christian living will fall into place. Because, when we love God with every part of our being, we don’t have time for anything else. It puts our lives into perspective. We will pour out the love He gives to us to everyone else. Even our enemies.
Let’s begin this new year with something old! Let’s really love one another as GOD loves His dear children!
Thank You, Dear Father God, did Your love for us. Use it’s to love others as YOU do. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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