1 John 3:11-18 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning: We should love one another, 12 not like Cain, who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s works were righteous.
13 Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love his brother remains in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
16 By this we know the love of God: that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 Whoever has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, but closes his heart of compassion from him, how can the love of God remain in him?
18 My little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.
People of God, our true identity in who we are in Christ Jesus is revealed in our love for one another.
Jesus commands us in John 13:34-"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Love for one another is NOT an option where Christ is concerned. No, it’s a command!
Love is an action word that is evident not only in words but also in deeds.
There is enough hate and evil in our world so let us learn from Christ how to love one another.
Love ye one another!