“For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].”
GALATIANS 5:14 AMP
We walk and live amongst happy-face people, yet we sometimes don’t know how many broken hearts lie beneath those smiles. We could be one of them, couldn’t we?
It’s easy to love lovable’ people, anyone can do that! But it’s in the loving of people who have wronged us or caused harm to others, or simply just very different from us that my walk being a Christ follower is tested.
I’m chewing on this passage.
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG)
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 4:7 NIV)
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 4:12 NIV)