Oddly enough, even Christians have somehow bought into the idea love is a warm fuzzy feeling. But love is not a feeling. It’s a choice. The above verse tells us that if we are followers of Jesus, then we will love one another (that includes the guy who cut you off this morning on your way to work and the checkout girl who could have been a little nicer). It seems almost impossible to feel warm and fuzzy about people we don’t like. Enemies, by virtue of the fact they ARE enemies, don’t inspire those kinds of feelings. Therefore, since we know God wouldn’t ask (or command) us to do something we can’t, it must mean love is a choice.
By understanding the nature of love and then choosing to operate in it we declare ourselves as followers of Christ. Christianity isn’t shown because of the t-shirt we wear or the little fish on our cars. They’ll know us by our love.
Application For Today
How are you representing your faith?
How can you represent it better?
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