The Importance of Loving Others

img_2314Love is such a common word that we like to throw around. We use it so flippantly that the meaning is easily forgotten.

We will say “I love you” on a daily basis but not really see how that plays out in our lives.

Loving others is something we know we should do. But we don’t always carry out the action of truly loving them.

But loving others is extremely important.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:7-8, 11)

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” (1 Peter 4:8-9)

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” (Romans 12:10)

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I [Jesus] have loved you.” (John 15:12)

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I [Jesus] have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

We should show others God’s love—an unconditional love. (Read more about it here.)

I once heard it put this way: treat whoever is standing in front of you like the most important person in your life. How powerful is that?

We need to go around leaking God’s love. We should have love flowing out from us. We need to realize the impact that loving others could have for the Lord’s kingdom.

So go out, open your arms, and love someone today! You may start something that will impact hundreds upon thousands of people. Because one act of love can start a chain reaction.

In His amazing love,

Stephanie Steele

What can you do today to show others, even strangers, of God’s great love?

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