This One Thing I Do

Re: Verse reading–Proverbs 17:17; 1 John 4:7-21 (day one)
“This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  (1 John 4:10-11)  When all is said and done, the one thing that we will either regret or treasure is love.  “If I have not love, I am nothing” said Paul in 1 Corinthians 13.  Lesson learned by experience.  Paul spent years being “right” with a hard heart.  He found out (and John agreed) that truth without love is ungodly.  With God,  for God, at church, in the world, love is our main task and the standard by which the world identifies us.  Did I love?  Do I?  Will I?  Scripture defines it.  Love is sacrifice made for the welfare of others. (v 10)  The opposite of selfishness. The lesson and example of the cross.  Brothers, love one another!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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