Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Demonstrate Love

And this is love: that we walk in obedience
to His commands. As you have heard from the
beginning, His command is that you walk in

2 John 1:6

The world tells us to demand our rights,
to look out for number one, to distance
ourselves when disagreements arise with
our neighbors, co-workers, family members.
Jesus, however, calls us to demonstrate
love. And love does not seek personal
justice. Love will give up it's rights
in order to demonstrate the character of
God. Why? Because love lives on a higher
plane. Our character is never to be altered
by the behavior of others. No matter what
anyone else does, we are to walk in love.
Love even loves its enemies and in compassion
prays for those who persecute it.

My human nature rebels against the thought of
allowing someone to take advantage of me. Help
me to remember, Father, that You are molding me
into the image of Your Son, who humbled Himself
in obedience, even to the point of death on the
cross. (Phil. 2:8)

~Kay Arthur~
from: Lord, I Give You This Day

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