Mar. 5 – Tuesday                                                 Read 1 John 4:7-13

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

 

from Darrell Pierce, Shinnston, WV

            God’s love for us is the standard against which all human love must be measured. Unless our love is similar to God’s love, we dare not call ourselves his. Does our love for God and our love for others follow the pattern that God has exhibited?

God gave us his greatest possession, His Son. What are we willing to give up for God or others?  God loved us before we loved Him. Can we love those who do not love us?  He has given us His Holy Spirit. Are we allowing the Holy Spirit to control us?

These are questions we must ask ourselves in these days of Lent. If we were not able to answer these questions in the affirmative at the beginning of Lent, let us be able to do so at the end.

God of Love, help us to love like you.

May we study your word to establish our goals and the steps we need to accomplish to come nearer to you.

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