Verse 9: Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
The Amplified Version of the Bible expands on the phrase ‘to love one another’: “that is, to have an unselfish concern for others and to do things for their benefit”. Jesus said: “A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34). The example of Jesus is how God teaches us how to love others.
It is a privilege and a great encouragement to be part of a church family which is filled with people who have an unselfish concern for others – let’s continue to grow in our discipleship together by striving to continually be a community that is always seeking to do things for the benefit of others.
Father, I thank you for teaching us how to love one another. Thank you for the ultimate example of Jesus who showed us what sacrificial and unselfish love looks like. I pray today that you would help me to live out your great command to love others in an unselfish way, and in a way that is a blessing and an encouragement to them. Amen.