“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There are no commands more important than these.”
Mark 12:30-31 NCV
Today we enter our third and final phase of #TFWPLoveChallenge.
I’m so excited to challenge you and to be challenged to show more love to the people around us. The Bible is very clear on how important it is that we are loving towards others:
I mean, the second greatest command is to “Love others as you love yourself.” (Mark 12:30-31)
We should always think of others higher than ourselves. (Phil. 2:3-4)
Everyone will know that we are followers of Christ by our love for one another. (John 13:35)
Love Is such an important part of the Christian faith. The Bible says that without love, we are but a noisy gong and clanging cymbals (1 Corinthians 13:1-2).
The Bible says that if we say we love God, but don’t love our neighbors, then we are LIARS. We can’t say we love God, but not be concerned with the things he considers valuable. God’s heart is for His people. His heart is for relationship.
And love doesn’t always look warm and gushy. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it stings, especially to tell the truth, in love, even when it’s uncomfortable.
This week (and beyond) I challenge you to be more aware of your love for people. Ask yourself if you are loving, and how you can improve (we all can). We’ll be discussing what it means to really be loving towards others.
*****If you want to be entered into our drawing for our giveaway, please be sure to participate this week using the hashtag #TFWPLoveChallenge.