‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.’
Just like how God loves us by dying on the cross for our sins, he proves his love for us. Since he has risen from the dead, he commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how do we go about it?
God is not expecting us to send ourselves as a sacrifice on the cross or be like Abraham, sending his son as a sacrifice because of God’s test of faith to him. What he wants us to do is to express our love for others like how he expressed his love for us, maybe just through an act of concern or through our help towards them.
We loved because he showed his love to us. Now is the time that we start to show the same love that God has shown to us. Even if our love does not gain appreciation or thanksgiving from others, we know that we have obeyed God’s commandment and will find favor in his eyes. He will award us each to our obedience to him.
Let our love endure forever! Just as how God’s love endures forever for us!
‘We know that we have come to him if we obey His commands.’
1 John 2:3