Read: John 13:34-35

Jesus commanded His disciples to love one another as He has loved them. This love is the defining characteristic of a follower of Christ and is what sets us apart in the world. The Thessalonian church exemplified this love, becoming a model for other believers.

Loving one another goes beyond surface-level kindness; it involves deep, sacrificial love that mirrors the love of Christ. It means putting others’ needs above our own, forgiving offenses, and seeking unity within the body of Christ. This love is a powerful witness to the world of the transformative power of the gospel.

Consider how you can deepen your love for your fellow believers. Are there relationships that need mending or opportunities to serve within your church community? Let the love of Christ flow through you, and watch how it impacts those around you.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. How are you currently demonstrating love to those in your church community?
  2. What are some barriers that might be preventing you from loving others fully?
  3. How can you show Christ-like love in your daily interactions?