new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another” (John 13:34; KJV). It doesn’t get any stronger
than that; we are commanded to love one another and not only love but to love
as Christ loves us. The apostle James taught us that: “If ye really fulfill the
royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,
ye do well” (James 2:8; KJV). Loving our neighbor is a royal law, a cardinal
command. This love of God is an unconditional love.
we received the love nature of God when we were born again (Rom 5:5) walking in
unconditional love does not come naturally to us. This means that we must
develop or grow this love nature that we have; we need to be intentional about
love and make decisions to put love into practice. Time spent with God who is
love (1 John 4:8) and reading, studying and meditating on love scriptures will
help us to do that.
after Jesus gave the command to love, in the gospel according to the apostle
John, he also said that it was in this love for our neighbor that others would recognize
us as Christians (John 13:34-35).
we put love into practice then we will draw others to Christ. If the church
universal started truly acting in love there would be a mighty revival. Love is
a powerful force and in 1 Corinthians 13:2 we are told that without it we are
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