The last few weeks I’ve been talking about loving one another, especially our Christian brothers and sisters.
But how important is that really? Let’s see what the apostle John says about it:
1 John 3:10 NIV
“This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.”
John says that if you don’t do what is right and you don’t love others, then you aren’t a child of God.
With John, there is no grey area. There is no legitimate, Godly reason, to hate your brother or sister.
If you want to be called a child of God, love others.
But is loving one another just a feeling we are supposed to have? No, love is also an action.
God didn’t simply love us with a feeling. He loved us with an action… He gave himself for us. He died on a cross for us.
John 3:16 NIV
“For God SO LOVED the world that HE GAVE his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
So think about your fellow christian brothers and sisters and how you have loved them. As a true child of God, how are you loving them (in action)?