John 13 verse 34: ” I give you a New commandment; love one another. Just as i have loved you, you must also love one another.”
Again it is this word Love, that so many people take out of context, The word Love, is not like the meaning of the word that is brandied about today. It is a lay down your life, type of Love, the same as the Love, Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend is and use, when He died on the cross for all our transgressions.
We may not have to die for our friends, but we are expected to esteem them more than we esteem ourselves. This passage is talking about other believers, so if we can Love other believers the way we should, how can we fulfill the next verse. Verse 35:
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The great divide, in Christendom, there needs to be a king, but we have a King, who is Lord of Lord and King of Kings, and He alone is to be Loved and honored.
How the divide in Christendom is widening, when there is a move. for all to bow our knees with other beliefs, who don’t know the King of Kings, and Lord of Lord.
There would not be a divide, if we were to Love our fellow believers in Christ, in a way, the world can only admire, but isn’t that what the New commandment is so positive about. Let us all try to love more, but particularly to other brother and sister, that have been adopted into the Kingdom of God. That comes through repentance and acceptance, of the One, Who laid down His life for all, Christ Jesus.
O F J.