Devotional – Week 5 – Day 3

Today’s devotional includes additional bible verses so that you and your children can search the Bible together.  We hope that you have a great time navigating through all of God’s truth.

MAIN POINT: God provided Jesus to lead and guide us!

John 13:34-35  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

A new command I give you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  When Jesus said this it was not said as a suggestion. You cannot live the Christian life without loving other people.  Some Christians place an importance on spiritual gifts, some place importance on worldly issues- but the most important attribute for the Christian life is to love one another.  As Jesus, said and instructed in Mark 12:28-31.  It doesn’t matter how much we know, or how much we do. If we cannot love, the apostle Paul said we’re nothing, as he wrote in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.  

By this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you love one another….We make the mistake of thinking that love is an emotion. The truth is, love is an action. It does us no good to “feel” lovingly towards anyone – our parents, our friends, our neighbors, our enemies – if we don’t follow through with loving actions.  The world will have no way of knowing about the love of God if they cannot see His love expressed in the lives of His people.

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