Tuesday, September 27, 2016
God Calls Us To Love Those Around Us.
God calls us to love one another.
He calls us to be there for the broken, to care for the fatherless.
God wants us to be all about loving one another. He even says that the greatest two commandments are to love Him, and then to "love your neighbor as yourself."
God doesn't want our excuses when it comes to this. He doesn't want to hear us saying that we don't have time to show love to our neighbors in this world.
As Christians, we should always be showing love and care to those around us.
We should want to do this for God.
In Matthew 25 verse 40, Jesus says that "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
By showing love to strangers, we are doing a good thing.
Does that mean that this is easy? No. But nothing good ever is.
So love more. Love even when it is hard. Ask God to fill you with love for your neighbors, for your enemies - because he doesn't even let you off the hook when it comes to them. He says to love them, too.
When you live a life filled with love and compassion, you will feel better about all that you are doing. It will benefit not only those around you, but you, too.