This is one of my favorite verses and it is also the most challenging! Jesus said that we must, not that we should or could, but that we MUST “Love the Lord our God with all of our heart, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourself.” Later, He said that He was giving us a new commandment to love one another the same way He has loved us.
Geez! Jesus love for us is unfathomable just as God’s love is. We cannot imagine how wide, deep or great His love for us is.
So, how is the loving others going for you? I know I struggle with making snap judgments, avoiding people and such - and we should avoid dangerous and toxic people - but often, I don’t want to deal with those I perceive as uncomfortable or prickly people. Jesus loves them, though. So I must love them too - I pray that God gives us hearts more like Jesus, overflowing with love even for the “unlovable” that they could see Jesus in us. #theywillknowusbyourlove #BEthechurch #discipleship #christianliving #loveoneanother #loveovercomeshate #jesuslovesyou #shalom #onespiritonechurch #dailydevotional