Day 211: God Is Love

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27
Romans 13:1-14
Psalm 23:1-6
Proverbs 20:11
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. – Rom 13:10

Love is not just an emotion. Love is a person. God is love (1 Jn 4:8).

There is a false notion circulating that if we simply try our best to love others, it will be enough for salvation to occur. We try and make love a god, and write our own prescription for heaven. The reality is that God has already been made love. Jesus Christ is love.

The greatest manifestation of love that can ever exist is to, “…lay down one’s life for his friends” (Jn 15:13). God’s love has been made manifest in Jesus Christ. Jesus fulfilled the law by loving us perfectly: by calling us friends, and laying His life down for us. Now, our joy is to go out and love others the same way.

Prayer:

Father, help me to love other people the way Jesus loves me. I want to lay down my life for others, and invite them into the Kingdom of God. Give me the courage, and the patience, to do both!

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