Updated: Mar 31, 2020
Ephesians 4:2 tells us that part of our calling is to bear one another in love. Pair that verse with John 13:34-35 that tells us that we are commanded to love one another What does that mean for us. How much do you relate to your church family outside of the Sunday morning gathering? When is the last time you had dinner with another church member? Are you regularly calling each other to express care and concern.
Many years ago, I had my car vandalized outside of my apartment at 2 a.m. in the morning. I was devastated and in shock. Even at that hour, I knew I had a believing friend I could call that drove down to be with me. That is what bearing one another’s burden is all about. If you had a crisis at 2 a.m., do you know who you could call? More importantly, Are you the kind of person that someone could call at that hour if they had a crisis?
Take time to read 1 Corinthians 13:4-5:
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [a]puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [thinks no evil”
Meditate on each of these characteristics. Journal about how each of these characteristics is or is not evident in your life.
None of us are perfect at love. However, we do know the one who is. Tomorrow we will talk about how God’s perfect love is there for us in this time and how that perfect love can help us love others. - Tom Firasek