Read – 1 John 4:7-12
John’s “love” letter reaches a crescendo in these verses.
John writes a variant of the word, “love” fifteen different times in these six verses.
We are called to love one another. But how?
When someone in your small group annoys you, how do you love him?
When you co-worker cheats you out of your commission, how do you love her?
When your parents’ pressure doesn’t ever seem to stop, how do you love them?
When you’re served divorce papers on your anniversary, how do you love your spouse?
The only way you can love like that is Jesus living in you and loving through you. God demonstrates how to love. He sent his Son to show us how to love. God demonstrates his love to others. He sent his Holy Spirit to live in you. “If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
The only way I know to love the unlovely people in my life is through Jesus living in me.