READ – 1 John 2:7-14
The Apostle John writes more about the topic of love than any other bible author. His words in the gospel of John are perhaps the most famous in all of scripture: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
His biography of Jesus concludes with a command to live out the love we have for him by feeding his sheep, that is, to care for our fellow Christ followers.
John picks up his familiar theme in the first letter that he wrote to the earliest Christians, telling them “to love one another.” This love for each other is a sign that you have overcome the evil one, and that you are living in the light of Christ. It is a sign that God is at work in your life, whether you are a new Christian or a mature Christian.
Just as we have access to his willpower when ours runs out, when you aren’t sure that you’re able to love that difficult co-worker, that thorny relative, or that troubling classmate, you have access to God’s love, through Jesus.