Every Christian would admit that “love” is important. The Scriptures are full of love verses and perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, speaks to this. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” But how does love become a reality in the life of a believer? We know that God is love (1 John 4:8), but how does that love begin to manifest itself in the life of the Christian? I would like to suggest that it is a process that follows a somewhat predictable pattern. What follows is not intended to be a rigid list, but is more of an outline. As God’s love fills our lives, this 4-step process takes place in our lives.
- Knowing that God loves us.
- Loving God.
- Loving our Fellow Christians.
- Loving the World.
Over the next several days, I will unpack these 4 points. Hope to see you back.