Saturday, 13 January 2018

Love the Same Way Christ Loves You

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12).

We have being called to have the heart of love as Christians. To love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Christ exemplified this love when He lay down His own life for the sins of the whole world (John 15:13). Without the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary, man would have been eternally lost forever.

God love man so much that He sent His only begotten son to die for man because it is not the will of God for any man to perish but all should come to the knowledge of the truth through Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9).

We are to love just the same way God the Father love us by sending His Son Jesus to die for us. We are to love God Himself with all our mind and heart (Matthew 22:37).

Love here does not only imply loving our loved ones alone, but loving everyone as Christ loved us. It does not only involve loving our children but loving every other children that doesn’t even belong to us.

Love involves forgiving one another when we have been wronged by someone. We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and have offended God with our sins but yet God loves us and sent His only begotten son to die for us (Romans 5:8). He is even still faithful and just to forgive our sins (1 John 1:9). When wronged, we should easily forgive so that our prayers will not be hindered (Mark 11:25).

All things always work together for good for them that love both God and man (Romans 8:28). This love is not exemplified only by words but by actions (Matthew 12:11).

Husbands has been called to love their wives even as Christ also loves us (Ephesians 5:25). They are to love their wives as they love themselves (Ephesians 5:28). Forgiving one another whenever they wrong each other.

If you don’t have the heart of love, you should pray to God to take that stony heart that lacks love from you and give you the heart full of love (Ezekiel 36:26).


Dear Lord Jesus. I come before you today. Please Lord give me the heart of love to love my neighbors because without your love you have for me, you would not have sent your Son to die for me on the cross. Take away every heart of hatred from me and give me the heart of love. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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