Love Like Jesus (Because He Loves Us)

I’m gonna start with the most popular verse here. John 3:16! Everybody pretty much knows this one. 

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that EVERYONE who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Jesus came and died for the WHOLE world. He didn’t die for just a certain race, for the gay/lesbians or just the straight, for the rich or just the poor, for female or male. He died for ALL because He loves EVERYBODY. No matter the skin color, dating preferences, rich or poor, male or female, sinner or Saint. He died for ALL. Who are we to hate others for who they are, if Jesus Himself sat with the sinners AND died for the whole world? Who are we to teach our children to hate somebody because they are slightly different then us? Shame on YOU! Shame on you if you are raising your own children to hate because of differences.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭GNT‬‬

God says He is love. The Bible also teaches about love and how it’s supposed to be. This is the problem with the world. It only loves conditionally. It only loves if it gets something out of it. We love those who can help us, strengthen us, and give us things of this world, but the moment we have a falling out, that love becomes hate. That’s conditional love. We are to love even our enemies anyway, witness to those who are different, and make disciples in this world. Unconditionally and without faults. If you aren’t loving, then you aren’t living for Christ. God didn’t make Heaven for only white ppl. He made it for black ppl, mexicans, chinese, ect. You name them, He loves them. Don’t you think we should also? 

“Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭GNT‬‬

You teaching your kids to hate somebody based off the way they look, act, feel, or even live, is just wrong. It’s called “JUDGING” of others. We are not to judge at all. That’s Gods job only.

“Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:1-2‬ ‭GNT‬‬

So, you see? If you are teaching kids the wrong way, to hate because of their differences, then you’re what’s wrong in this world. If you let somebody else teach your kids that way, when you know it’s wrong, and don’t correct them? YOU are the problem and I pray for you tonight. Spread LOVE as “God is Love”!

“But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭GNT‬‬