Love Like Jesus

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  (John 13:34)

Another example that the Bible highlights for us to follow.  Once again, the object of the example that we should follow is that of Christ Jesus.  He is our prime example to follow.  God’s people have always been commanded to love each other.  Leviticus 19:18 says “Love your neighbor as thyself”.  That would suggest the same meaning as “Love one another”.  Therefore, the commandment to love one another is not a new commandment.  The “new commandment” come into view when Christ adds to the phrase, “as I have loved you”.  Previously, there was not a perfect example of this type of love.   But now, Christ has shown us the perfect example of how we should love one anther.  By giving of ourselves sacrifically.  By denying ourselves and thinking of others.  By placing our comfort on hold that we might bear another’s burden.  To love like Jesus, we must be willing to follow His example of love.  This is the agape love that is spoken of in theological circles.  What the world especially needs now is those who will love like Christ.

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