April 29th 2009

A New Commandment

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
John 13:34 (NKJV)

This is not a suggestion or a good idea. It is a command and we all need to take it very seriously.

It is only when we have love for each other that other people will know that we are disciples of Jesus (John 13:35).

Love is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself; is not puffed up; does not behave rudely; does not seek its own; is not provoked; thinks no evil; does not rejoice in sin, but rejoices in the truth (1 Corinthians 13:4-6).

Our flesh does not want to walk in love, it only wants to look after itself.

We all need to make a decision that we are not going to walk in the flesh but that we are going to walk in the Spirit, which is the way of love.

The only way that we can overcome the flesh and walk in love is to surrender our lives to Jesus and to allow his love to flow through us. As it says in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Lord Jesus, thank you for paying the price of our sin. We surrender our lives to you. Come, live your life in us, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and fill us with your Love.

Study by Allan Frankcom 

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