June 14, 2019
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
- 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
We are called to love each other as Christ loves us. This scripture verse goes a step deeper. We are told to love each other deeply. What does that mean?
We believe that it means that we are to love at all times, not with mere words or according to how we feel. The love that we are called to have is one that wants the best for others at all times, ahead of our selves.
How deep is your love? There is a song written and performed by the Bee Gees in the '70s titled, How Deep Is Your Love. Some of the lyrics are:
"I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour You're my saviour when I fall"
Although this song was written about interpersonal human love, we can compare it to the love relationship that God has with us. If we realize how deeply we are loved by God, then we can love others more deeply. In fact, our capability to love is enabled because he first loved us.
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (ESV)
"God teaches us to love by putting some unlovely people around us.
It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving to you."
– Rick Warren
Blessings to you,