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Living in Love

by | May 20, 2022 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13: 13

Earlier this week, I saw this quote on social media:

We are not told in the Sermon on the Mount, ‘Live like this and you will become Christian’; rather we are told, ‘Because you are Christian live like this.’

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

How should we live? Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded through a few conversations that those words often ring true as we sometimes go beyond Scripture in our definitions of what a Christian life is or is not.

When Jesus defined how we would be identified as His followers, he did not refer to our correct doctrine even though doctrine is important. He did not describe the Christian life according to a certain moral law, even though a life of holiness should be pursued. Instead, Jesus used this sentence to describe His followers:

“By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).

If we consider Jesus’ words they will have an impact on our outlook on our lives. Doctrines and morality will never suffer when we are focused on loving God with all our heart, mind, and soul and when we love our neighbors.

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