“You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
Luke 6:36 (NLT)
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
I Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)
Jesus was our example. For over two thousand years people have heard the story of His amazing Love. Jesus commanded that we needed to be loving, full of compassion, mercy and pity for a lost and broken world just like He and His heavenly Father were. Paul writes that we need to be imitators of Christ and His sacrificial love. Love is our calling. It is more than a duty it is the result of knowing Christ. It is the byproduct of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Paul defined this kind of love when he wrote, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” Today, ask Christ to fill you with that kind of love and compassion. Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to live a life of love.
Father, I am helpless to live the life of love you have called me to without Your help. Fill me with Your Spirit. Convict me, forgive me, empower me to love the way You love.
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