We Are Commanded
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
— John 15:12-13
Are you others-centered? Do you give to charity only at Christmastime, or do you help others daily?
“Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though some- one might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good” (Romans 5:7, nlt, emphasis added). What bothers me is how easy it is to help only those who are good. If Jesus laid down his life for us and commands us to love each other, what does that mean?
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8, nlt). Before judging someone, help him.
Jesus died for us while we were still sinners. It wasn’t because any of us deserved it or because we did some important work that changed his heart. In fact, the Bible consistentl ...
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