Called To Love

We are called to love.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40

Christ did not come into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:17

As Christians, we have been quick to judge.  We turn people away from Christianity, because we pass judgement rather than demonstrate love.

Don’t get me wrong.  We need to flee from sin.  There is right, and there is wrong.  But we must be careful to love first.

 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13:34-35

For God so loved the world…

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

…God loves the world.  And we must learn to love as He first loved us.

We love because he first loved us.  I John 4:19

God, teach me to love.

How can you love today better than yesterday?