Yes, I’ve heard that God is love, and I’ve heard that I’m to love the people around me. I’ve heard that for so long that I no longer question it. But, every now and then, I really like finding a really great answer. Why is loving others so important?
In this episode we summarize everything that God requires of us (namely what He wants us to do for Him and for others) as we discover what love looks like in Romans 13:8-14. With just one word, the complicated thoughts that stem from Bible discussions can become simplified and quickly actionable.
In the most basic and accurate statement I can think of, the summary of the Christian life is this: love God and then love others. Easy-peasy, right? As accurate as that statement may be, it’s terribly poor at communicating what that might look like. It certainly doesn’t communicate the calling to love aggressively.
Romans 8:28-39 is a go-to passage for anyone who needs assurance because it explains so clearly why we can trust God’s love, and how far that love will reach.
As I read I reflect and admit the truth revealed about me. It’s true that I had been completely rejecting God, and more than that, I was completely hostile to Him. Yet, as I continue to read, something within me jumps and shouts and feels confused yet elated as I discover that in my most oppositional moment Jesus still loves me. That’s true for you, too. As oppositional as you may be (or may have been) God continues to pursue you because He loves you. My hope is that today’s video/audio will affirm you and make you just as confused and elated as I can become.