The verse that came in mind while thinking about “Love” was in Romans 12:9-18,
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
We all go through emotions, hurt, or betrayal at some point in our life; it’s in those difficult times that we need friends who love us and help to carry our load.
Jesus tells us to love one another, to love those who hurt us, to love the sinners, and love the church; but are you genuine with your love, or do you just toss the word around because it’s easier for you to say it than for it to be done?
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – (Matthew 5:44)
Jesus teaches us to “Love” even when we don’t feel like it.
It’s something we need to recognize and ask, “what does it mean to really “Love?”
No matter how much it hurts, how hard it gets, we still need to “Love” regardless the circumstances.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – (John 13:34)
- Going out of your way for others
- Putting their needs above yours
- Loving them through their flaws and mistakes
- Praying for them
- Forgiving those who make a mistake
- Encouraging those who hurt you
- Loving like Jesus loves