Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
I remember a sermon by David Wilkerson years ago that made the point that a righteous man is so because of his love for Christ. The righteous man conducts himself in a way to be pleasing to God. He does not expect that his conduct somehow earns him a better position. The righteous man lives a life that reflects his love.
When our hearts are turned to the Lord we’ll see a difference in how we see others as well.
As Paul prayed earnestly for the Thessalonian church, he prayed that “the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all…”
In John 15 Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.
Let’s start today by considering how our hearts can be softened as we love God and love others.