Last night I attended my weekly Bible study. The topic right now is grace, and we are going through the chapter on brotherly love. Last night we discussed what it means to love others, how to love others as ourselves, and how to love as Christ loved us. For some that can be a difficult thing.
Then this morning as I am doing my daily Bible reading, 1 John 3, and reading Vince’s thoughts on it, I came across something much related to last night. In 1 John 3:16-20 we find out what true love is … Jesus laid down his life for us … that we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers … let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. When we love in these ways John says that is how we know we belong to truth.
John is connecting our confidence in Salvation, our belonging to God, in how we love others. How are you doing at loving others? Are you laying down your life for your brothers and sisters in Christ? Are you laying down your wants and desires to see others brought to Christ? How are you doing at loving others?