LOVE LIKE JESUS

DAILY DEVOTIONALS BY PASTOR BILL MUIR

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Love Like Jesus

 
“A new command I give you:
… As I have loved you,
so you must love one another.” 

John 13:34


Jesus told his followers how they would need to relate to each other after he was gone. “Love one another,” he commanded his disciples. By offering a command here, Jesus did not focus on the feeling of love, but on the decision to love. Jesus knew that we would not always feel like loving each other, so he commanded it. Love is first a decision, not an emotion.
 
But a command to love is not easy to obey. That’s why it’s good news to hear that this is a “new command.” What’s new is that Jesus has given us a model for this love through his own ministry. We are to love, Jesus says, “as I have loved you.” In his love for us, Jesus was willing to die for us. In community with him, we discover the power to love sacrificially too.
 
Jesus says that when we love as he has loved, we will become a powerful attraction for people who do not know Jesus. By this everyone will know that we are his disciples, “if [we] love one another.” They will know we are truly children of God.




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