1 John 4:20 KJV — If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Reflection on God’s Word for Today - 22 Jan 2024
I surely love the Bible for its simplicity and clarity in setting out kingdom principles. Today's scripture is a good example of this. There are so many people out there who boast of being lovers of Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit, but who fail the simplest identity test of all - love your neighbour as yourself. They strut around with pride telling anyone who cares to listen how much they love Jehovah, but the same people cannot stand their fellow believers, not to talk of those who are not even of the faith. I don't know if you fall into this category, but if you do, you must beat a retreat very speedily. It is utter self-deception to think you love God when you don't love those who Christ died for. Jesus proclaimed that the proof of your love for God is loving others and keeping Jehovah's commands. Resolve to start doing this today.
Pray: Heavenly Lord, teach me to love others as You love them and I. #Mok