He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in Him. 1 john 2:10 NKJV
God loves us. His love was demonstrated by sacrificing His Son. God knows all things. He knew what it would take to save our souls. He knew what it would take to demonstrate His love for us. Jesus knows what it takes for us to love each other.
Jesus wants us to love each other as much as He does!
Is it possible for us to love each other as much as Jesus does? I would say no. It is not possibly for us to love each other as much as Jesus does. Jesus is perfect and sinless. We are imperfect and have a sinful nature that wars against our desire to please God.
The Lord makes a clear distinction between people who keep His commandments and people who do not. If we say we love Jesus and do not keep His commandments we are liars. The truth is not in us. If we obey His Word the love of God is perfected in us.
A person who says he loves God and hates his brother is living in darkness.
Jesus shows us how we can love each other as much as He does. We can love our brothers and sisters as much as He does by abiding in the light. Jesus is the light. Abiding in Jesus means allowing Him to form His life in us and live out His life through us.
The commandment that determines if we know Jesus and are in Him is love. Jesus really does want us to love each other as much as He does!
Jesus wants us to love each other as much as He does because our relationships are important to Him. Relationship is what the Christian life is all about. We were created to love God with every fiber of our being. We were created to love each other as much as we love ourselves!
Our Heavenly Father wants us to love His Son as much as He does. Jesus wants us to love each other as much as He loves God the Father.
We can love our brothers and sisters even though none of us is perfect. We can love our brothers and sisters even though we have a sinful nature. We can love God with every aspect of our mind, body and spirit!
Show Jesus how much you love Him by showing your brothers and sisters how much you love them!
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