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LOVING ONE ANOTHER
1 John 3:13-14 (NIV)
"Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death." -
The world has become a very selfish place to live. Everyone is thinking about themselves, "Me, my spouse and my children." It has become so bad that there is no room for others in our daily lives.
As economic situations across the world nose dive and turn for the worse, we are all becoming very protective over the little we can get for ourselves and our families.
Now talking about the world, it is common knowledge of how Christians are treated. They only have hatred for us as confirmed in "1 John 3:13". As much as we endure so much hatred from the world, the last thing we should be doing is to extend that intense hatred towards our brothers and sisters.
It is very important that we love one another as Christians. The scriptures say that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. Hence, anyone who does not love or deliberately hate a fellow believer remains in death.
Dear friends, loving one another is not a matter of choice, Jesus has stated it clearly to us in John 13:34 that
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you." -
There you have it. Remember that you stand no chance of being forgiven if you cannot love your brothers and sisters in Christ. - 9 minutes ago