7 Jul 2017
There’s super-principle in the Bible: be love.
This is the basis for everything.
Jesus said “Love God, love others” (paraphrasing) That’s the whole law.
When your friends are pissing you off…
When you’re caught in the storm of drama…
When you’re frustrated, upset, annoyed, bothered with the world, bothered with people, and wondering what the hell is wrong with everyone that you know…
Hurt for others. Long for their restoration and change. Rejoice with them. Mourn with them. Make their good your joy. Make your goal their encouragement. Lookup from the fog of your own brain every once in a while, notice the others around you and love them. Be love to them. Bring them truth, bring them joy, bring them grace, bring them comfort, bring them mercy, bring them what they need.
Be full of grace, and truth…
When we love, God abides in us.
Be God to them, be Jesus to them…
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
— 1 John 4:7-14