Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

Love like Jesus

Today's Life Journal Bible readingJeremiah 7-9; John 13

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me…’”
Jeremiah 9:23, 24
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34, 35

To know God is to know his love and be filled with his love for others.
Why are we still impressed with wisdom, strength, and wealth, and ignore the beauty and humility of sacrificial love?
Discipleship, the apprenticeship in knowing and following Jesus and learning his ways, must be focused on experiencing God’s love, and then loving those around us - our families, our co-workers, and our neighbors. Love is practical and it serves with humility. To be a disciple of Christ is to experience, share, and be continually growing in Christ-like love. This love is our loudest and clearest witness and apologetic for the reality of God in our lives.

“Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and filling me with your love again today, for your glory.”