Think, Act, Be, Day 10-1 John 4:7-10
“This is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us.”
At Connections weekend, Scot McKnight shared with us that Christian love is prepositional—to, for, with, and until the end. It’s a “fierce love” that doesn’t sit passively by on the sidelines waiting for someone else to initiate or provide a warm fuzzy glow at the end of a hard day. Christian love takes the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ given to us. We live that love in real life situations as we advocate for one another. We walk with each other side by side through life, and we persevere through suffering enduring until the end. In other words, love is not merely a choice where we choose to love some people and like others. Instead, because of Jesus Christ, our king makes it possible to love everyone, even our enemies. Because, after all, he chose to love you too.
1 John 4:7-10
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.