Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Reminder

In John 13:34-35, Jesus tells His disciples, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

*Jesus commands us to love.

*Jesus commands us to love one another.

*Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us.

*Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us so that everyone will know that we are His disciples.

Let us live out the command to love one another. The wonderful aspect of this is that obedience to this command brings us joy in Christ. Loving others can, at times, be hard work. However, let us not confuse this with drudgery. We are not being told to do something that will harm us. Rather, it benefits both the ones we love and ourselves. Ultimately, we love others to bring glory to God. In the end, our love for others is positive for everyone involved.


Aussie John said...


Spot on !

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Eric said...


Amen. I think Jesus Christ cares about this more than anything else. If we don't have this doctrine correct, then it hardly matters what we think about predestination, etc.