It’s important to note that Jesus had been the teacher up to this point, and to remember that His teaching involved mentoring, training, explaining, and modeling matters of faith.
We talk so much about loving others that the ‘lesson’ can sometimes become old or stale and easy to brush off.
“Everyone — from our sister to a stranger — is deserving of compassion.”
God’s people are important to His process of calling others to Himself.
Life isn’t about us. It is about God and loving others more than anything or anyone else. It is about obedience that flows from “TRUE” and unadulterated love for God and others.
taking the time to consider how we can encourage others. Note the clarification the author makes, we are to encourage each other specifically toward acts of love and good deeds.
It is difficult for sin and resentment to flourish in a community rich in Christ-like love.
We are blessed to be a part of the body of Christ and to gather freely and with the confidence that Jesus is there with us.
We will see how Jesus plays a part in that community, as well as the importance of fellowship, serving others, unity, and meeting together. I hope you’ll join me for the journey –
Living this way is the call of Christ on our life, it pleases God, and it will lead to peace and unity as we are united together as one.