Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 13:34-35 which says,
“34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
In this passage Jesus is talking to His disciples and He told them what He had told the Jews: where He (Jesus) was going they could not go.” Jesus was saying that where He was going His disciples could not follow Him. Then He gave them a new command: love one another. Jesus told them to love one another as He had loved them, so they should love one another. Jesus said that by this everyone would know that they were His disciples, if they would love one another. Many people do not love their brothers or sisters, that is why if they would love one another then everyone would know that they were different, that they were Jesus’ disciples. Jesus was telling them to love one another just as He had loved them, He wanted them to follow His example. That was what Jesus wanted them to do, love one another just like He loved them.
But how much did Jesus love His disciples? Well Jesus did not only love His disciples but He loved us, He loved us enough to die for our sins on a cross. Jesus loved us so much that He died for our sins so that we could live. Jesus came down from heaven and took all of our sins on Him and then He died on a cross. Jesus crucified our sins when He was crucified. He Himself hadn’t sinned at all but He took our sins on Him and He died for us. Jesus took the punishment for us, He suffered in our place!
We should believe in the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins. We should trust in Jesus as our Lord and savior. We should believe that Jesus died for us and have eternal life. If you are not a Christian then why don’t you accept Jesus as your savior? Dear Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins and please come into my heart to make me clean. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Jesus died for us on a cross, we should repent of our sins and trust in Jesus, then we will have eternal life.
We should also love one another! Christians have the love of Christ in them and we should love one another. The way that unbelievers and believers can know that we are Christians is if we love each other with God’s love. Of course no one is perfect but Jesus lives in us and He gives us God’s love and so we do not have habitual sin. We should love on another, James showed His faith by works and we can show that we are saved by loving one another and for caring for each other. If we love one another then that is our testimony to the world that we are Jesus’ followers.
Thank You Jesus for loving us so much that You died for our sins. Thank You Jesus for giving us You love when You died for us. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins so that we could be free from sin. Thank You Jesus for dying for us so that we could have eternal life. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on a cross and giving us Your love. Thank You Jesus for giving us the love of God so that we can love each other. Thank You Jesus for dying for us!
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.