Thursday 02nd May 2024
Loving beyond a feeling
  • Acts 15:7-21
  • Psalm 96:1-3,10
  • John 15:9-11

The word LOVE is so diluted these days and is often associated with a feeling; it changes depending on the situation. The biblical truth about love is that, it is not merely a feeling, but an act. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 teaches us the qualities of love and what love really is. On the Cross, Jesus demonstrated what true love is, and God our Father demonstrated the reward of obedience to true love through the resurrection. When we proclaim love for Jesus is it merely feelings or words? Jesus invites us into his love, but with the requirement that we obey his commandments. Jesus summed up the commandments to two, love your God and love your neighbour. To love Jesus is also to love those around us. We simply cannot say we love a person, but not strive to have the qualities of Love. We are challenged to examine our love for others and ourselves with how Jesus has taught us to love. It is impossible to love anyone the way Jesus loves us, but we can strive with genuineness.

PRAYER: Abba Father, give me the grace to love with genuineness and sincerity. Amen.


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