Trusting and obeying God’s Word is the only way to be happy in Jesus. Christ asks us to obey God’s Word by loving our neighbour as ourselves. He didn’t say, “Love only Christians”, but “Love your neighbour as yourself”. Who is your neighbour? Your neighbour could be your friend, your enemy or those who don’t share the same faith with you. The Bible commands you to love them all.
The Book of John 13:34 – 35 tells us that our love for others is an expression of Christ’s love for us. For as He loves us, so we are to love others. The love Christ has for us is what gives us the enablement to love others. Without His love and without Him loving us, we have no love to love. His love for you is meant to be expressed in your everyday living. This means that you are loved to love others, blessed to bless others, and saved to save others.
Mirror Christ’s love for you on others. Is your life a reflection of Christ’s love for others? Have you done good to change the bad you see? Hear Jesus saying to you today, “What you do to the least of your brothers, that you do unto Me". Jesus is telling you to love without expectation today.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, help me to love enough to overlook the mistakes of others.