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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Show Brotherly Love

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Our scripture text makes a profound statement regarding brotherly love as it is one of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). It also states that love is of God and all believers are to emulate God's love. This is because God first loved us while we were enemies of Him. He loved us to the point that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the sins of the world. In doing so, God the Father provided salvation to all who believe in Jesus Christ. Upon receiving salvation, God the Holy Spirit resides in every believer. It was love that compelled God to do what He did. This is because love is the very nature of God.
God the Father gave His Son, the Son gave His live, and God the Holy Spirit lives in every believer to guide the believer into holy living and directs our paths. Nothing but love!
Given what God done for us it is imperative for all believers to show brotherly love to our fellowman as God imparts His love to us daily. In return believers are to love God and others.  Loving others is showing one's relationship with God.
This question comes to mind, How can we say we love God whom we have never seen and do not love our brother whom we see daily?
Let's love everybody; God does.
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