Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, August 18
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
1 Thessalonians 4:9 AMP "But concerning brotherly love [for all other Christians], you have no need to have anyone write you, for you yourselves have been [personally] taught by God to love one another."
YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO LOVE
A Christian should have no problem loving other people. If we say that we have the nature of God in us, what we are saying in essence is that we are like God. And God is love.
The Apostle talked about brotherly love, love for fellow Christians. This love is more than attending other people's churches or organizing joint Christian programmes with other believers. Brotherly love has to do with how we live with, and treat each other within and outside the church.
James 2:9 says "But if you are treating one person as more important than another, you are sinning." James 4:11 says "Brothers and sisters, don’t say anything against each other." Hebrews 13:3 says "Don’t forget those who are in prison. Remember them as though you were in prison with them. And don’t forget those who are suffering. Remember them as though you were suffering with them." Romans 12:13 says "Share with God’s people who need help. Look for people who need help and welcome them into your homes." And Romans 12:10 says "Love each other in a way that makes you feel close like brothers and sisters. And give each other more honor than you give yourself."