6.5.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. 1 John 3:14-15. Agape.

PRAYER: Please pray for every comment tonight in our livestream. So many are hurting right now.

DEVOTION: “If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.” – ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:14-15‬

Love. The operative word once again in John’s narrative here. How many times does he mention love in this book? Forty-six to be exact. It’s pretty important to his rhetoric here.

Here we are again focusing on love. If we love our brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to life.

A little research here: The Greek root word translated here as “love” is agape. The term implies a selfless, self-sacrificing love focused on other people. Those who exhibit this kind of love give strong evidence to support that they are true believers.

So, this love, this agape love, implies that a sacrifice is present, a selfless love. A love that doesn’t expect anything in return.

Kind of sounds like another love we have spoken about.

When was the last time you loved and expected nothing in return? Something to work on? If I’m honest…..yes.

2 Comments

  1. Barbara Smith on June 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Absolutely something to work on ….all the time!

  2. Peggy F on June 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Amen ! IF we love our brothers and sisters in Christ………..we have passed from death to life…………..Only Jesus…….and also in 1 Peter 2:24 …who Himself bore our sins in his own Body on the tree that we having died to sins might live for righteousness………Only Jesus ! Continued prayers for alll !!!

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