During this hot political season it is vital, if others are to know we are Christ’s, to love one another. Let each argue with all their might for what they believe, but be sure you continue to love those who differ with you as Christ love them if they are believers in Him. Nothing can change our obligation to do that for Him. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 13:34-35John 13:34-35 English Standard Version (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
“The command to love one another appears in some form in all but four books of the New Testament. (And even in those four it is present indirectly; see Acts 4:32-35 and 20:35; 3 John 6, Jude 21-23, and Revelation 2:19)…. How can we miss it? How can we seem to focus on everything else but love? I think the answer is that love is costly. To forgive in love costs us our sense of justice. To serve in love costs us time. To share in love costs us money. Every act of love costs in some way, just as it cost God to love us.”
[Jerry Bridges, The Joy of Fearing God, (Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 1997), p. 164]