Loving One Another

God is waiting to show you the way.

God is waiting to show you the way.

9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been​ ​taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one
–1 Thess. 4:9-12 (ESV)

Before we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we were ruled by our own fleshly desires. Flesh does not want to love others or help them in any way. Flesh is a “selfie”, it is all about me, me, me. After we accepted Jesus, God’s Spirit came to abide in us​. Now, we are walking after the Spirit and not the flesh. God’s Spirit teaches us to love one another. As we mature in our walk with God, we should be learning to love more and more. As we love others more, we learn to first look at our faults and the areas we need to improve. If we do this in light of the Scriptures, we find that we have less time to meddle and gossip. This leads to a more peaceful life. We need to stay focused on Jesus and what He has called us to do, so that outsiders see the love we display and they will be drawn to Jesus.
Post 03-23-14

3 thoughts on “Loving One Another

  1. Reblogged this on I love the Psalms and commented:
    Here are some thoughts from “Morning Meds” on loving others.

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  2. Loving others more takes effort, but the Spirit helps us overcome our self-centeredness.

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  3. […] Click here to read about the love of Jesus. […]

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