WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE TO PEOPLE IN THE MIDST OF THIS?
In difficult times, our tendency will be to be selfish, but instead, we are commanded to have the same mindset and sacrificial, selfless love that Jesus exhibited towards us in obedience to the Father.
In the original language, this passage commands love to not be hypocritical or a masquerade, but instead to be genuine. We are commanded to love one another genuinely!
Love for others often comes at a cost. As Jesus loved us at great cost, we must love one another even if it is sacrificial. In doing this we demonstrate the love that lives within us.
There is always ample need and opportunity to do good. What we sow, we will reap. We must be eager and ready to do good!
The greatest good that we can do for anyone is to share the truth of Jesus that has transformed us from the inside out. This isn’t a command for superstars, but for all. People need Jesus, and Jesus wants more followers! We need to hear his words, obey his voice, and share it with others.