As we’ve been discussing the past few days, Christianity isn’t about following a bunch of rules and regulations. It’s about relationships. God wants us to (1) love Him and (2) love others. It’s that simple.
So how exactly do we “love others”? That’s basically what the entire New Testament’s all about.
Here’s a selection of LOVE verses to store deep in your ♥. Meditate on ’em. Marinate in ’em. Memorize ’em.
First, some words from John, the “disciple whom Jesus loved”:
Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18)
Here’s Paul’s Love “To Do” List:
- Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
- Honor one another above yourselves.
- Share with God’s people who are in need.
- Practice hospitality.
- Bless those who persecute you.
- Rejoice with those who rejoice.
- Mourn with those who mourn.
- Live in harmony with one another.
- Don’t repay anyone evil for evil.
- Live at peace with everyone.
- Don’t seek revenge.
- If your enemy’s hungry, feed him.
- If he’s thirsty, give him a drink.
And, last but absolutely not least, Jesus on love:
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:35)
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
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