1 John 4:11-12
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.
We’ve talked about this Verse of the Day in several commentaries over the past couple of weeks. The message God continues to speaking to us: Love one another as I have loved you…. Do we even know what that truly means? How can be possibly each other people as unconditionally … sacrificially … and completely as God has loved us through His Son, Christ Jesus? Yet, this is His command to us … so I think we need to think deeply about the implications for our walk with Christ as we minister to the needs of others in this world.
I am convinced the greatest need of people is to hear the message about Christ. I think the Prophet Amos declared this message:
Amos 8:11-12 (NKJV)
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea,
and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.
The greatest love we can share with others is the Greatest Story Ever Told. God gave His Son to the world. I pray we will give Him the glory due His name and make Him known … in word and deed … in Spirit and in Truth. Amen!