Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” - 1 John 3:16

We love God by loving others. Our Love of God is an action and is shown in our willingness to love others like he loves them and he loves us. John 3:16 tells us the action that God takes because he loves us. 1 John 3;16 tells us the action that we must take because love God.

We ought to do what God does because he loves. We ought to lay down our lives for each other. Love puts others first. Love puts God first. Love lays down I for we. Love lays down mine for yours. Love lays down self for someone else. Love doesn't forget about self or loath self, but it does put others first. We show God how much we love him by how much we love the people that we are in contact with everyday.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,

1 comment:

NHISHand said...

Bro Doug,

Again . . . great post! Have you noticed that most people who do something courageous do not see themselves as heroes! Their comment is usually something like, “I just did what was right!” Most of us don’t know our strength in the LORD until it comes a time to use it! And our common response is "I just did what was right!" We can never truly realize how great GOD’s Love is until we live in it . . . more importantly . . . live by it. We should love others, because GOD first loved us!!!!