9th February 2015
‘A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ John 13:34 (NIV)
Love is an act of our will.
God says we must decide to love one another. We’re to love other believers regardless of how we feel about them or how unlovable they may appear. No matter how difficult it may seem, we’re to actively, consistently, and deeply love the believers God brings into our lives, our congregations – and our groups.
Love is a command. Our decision to love is an act of obedience. God considers loving one another so important that He told us we must do it (1 John 4:21). It is a lesson so important that John consistently describes love and obedience as synonymous: if you love Jesus you will obey His commands.
Question to consider
How could you show love to someone you find difficult to get along with?
Give thanks for the way Jesus has loved you and given His life for you.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King’s Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.