Sunday, May 3, 2009

John 13:35

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (NASB)

“By this all men will know (ginosko: perceive, understand, get a knowledge of) that you are My disciples (mathetes: a learner, pupil), if you have love (agape: charity, dear, brotherly love, affection, good will) for one another.” (NASB)


By this all men will see and know that you are Mine, if you have great love and affection for one another.


How will others know that we are disciples of Jesus Christ? By how much money we donate to charities? No. By our love. By how many Christian gatherings we attend? No. By our love. By our ability to quote Scripture? No. By our love. We have been commanded to love, above all else. All men are created in the image of God and none is elevated above another. We are all one Creation, under Him. Today, seek to love all that you encounter. Overlook gender, race, ethnicities... and love.

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