Love One Another - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Love One Another

June 15, 2020

Read 1 John 3:11-15

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

 
Reflect

How is hate like murder?

God populated the world with thousands of ethnic groups. According to the U.S. Center for World Missions in Pasadena, Calif., there are five major races (Australoid, Black, Capoid, Caucasian, Mongoloid), seven colors (black, white, yellow, red, tan, brown, gray), 432 major peoples, 9,000 distinct ethnic groups and more than 6,170 languages. Incredible, isn’t it? What’s even more amazing is that God knows every man, woman and child personally.

We are each very special in His eyes and equally loved by Him: “For God shows no partiality.” (Romans 2:11). You and I are one-of-a-kind, the very workmanship of God (Ephesians 2:10); knit together in our mothers’ wombs, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14). Indeed, the very hairs of our head are all numbered by the Lord (Luke 12:7)—that’s how precious we are to Him.

And here’s what our Lord calls us to do: live in peace. “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2).


Pray

Lord, I praise You and thank You for giving us life, here on earth, and for all eternity. I thank You for making our lives count. Help me to love unconditionally. Show me how to see others the way You see them: as Your very workmanship. Amen.

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Christian should disallowed hatred because haters are classified as murders. Instead, let the love of God lead your heart to giving life to other.
As a Christ follower, I should love one another toward for the brethren, 6his love is from God.
Amen to all of what you said
Faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love.
Yes, it is important to love one another. Love God, Love people.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE PRAY FOR ME & ALL MY FAMILY;ETC;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
Lord, thank You for creating us uniquely special, each person a masterpiece, greatly loved and cherished by You for Your glory, and that You have no favourites. Help us to to love You first and each other, "because love covers a multitude of sins".
Lord I thank you for this message, help me to walk in great love in this earth. Amen
A timely message in a world full of anger, hatred, judgement... live in peace.... something I see happening all around me with many loving people with many different ethnic groups... it is something that quite a number of my friends see all around us....until we turn on the TV..... and wonder what happened to all those angry, mean people in the streets.... there is one race: the Human race and all people of all races, colors and nationalities are loved equally by God..... so it all starts with me living as God would have me to live: In love with all people...... he created us all..... Choosing to. Walk in his steps.....walking by faith....love....and peace.....Yeah God!
Thank you for the message. This is very fitting at the trying time with racial unrest which is going on all over the world. We're praying for peace and harmony. 🙏🙏🙏
Sometimes it is hard to believe that God could love me. The way sin so often affects me not to love others and be so selfish. How disappointing I am to him. I guess love overcomes a multiple of sins. I am so glad. Thank you Jesus.
I'm glad that God forgives. I need to show the love of God more.
Thank you lord help me to love more like you do
We have a truly amazing God
Thank you god for your love and grace
Amen.
Hallelujah...thank You for abundant life Lord
Father God I am thankful for your creation and love..
Amen Thank You Father God For Loving Me Unconditionally