~John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
God’s love is entirely different than the love that we feel for our families and friends. His love goes beyond what we mere mortals comprehend the meaning to be. So much so, that He sent His Son to die for us before we could “clean up our acts.”
~Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Love is a word of “action.” God showed His love toward us by sending Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners! He did not wait for us to do better. His love demanded action and He showed His love by dying for us so that we would not have to pay the penalty! Oh what love! Christ died for those who hated Him. He loved them despite their hatred of Him. And so He commands us to do the same.
~Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
I have seen an increase in Christ haters as well as haters of those who follow Him. Therefore, we are all the more accountable to this verse. Let’s show whose children we really are today!