Believers Are Commanded To Love All
August 21 - Devotion
Christianity is all about love. Children of God must love, care, pray, and minister to each other - at all times. Any physical or spiritual service that a Christian offered in the absence of love is erratic, and God will not reward it. The scripture emphasized the importance of love when it stated,
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:14-16).
Love is powerful and it is essential for all Christians. Brothers and sisters in Christ must demonstrate true love towards one another. Brethren must care without prejudice! We must care for each other without segregation or partiality. However, for Christ love to reign in Christian fold, we must exercise forgiveness, pray for each other, and pray together as a team. Also, we must be humble to confess our sins to one another, and we must make significant efforts to restore our fellows who have backslidden from faith. Consequentially, love will bind brethren together, and it would give Holy Spirit free hands to work many unimaginable miracles among us.
Dear Jesus Christ, please enable believers to operate in love. Let us love and care for each other genuinely. Let brethren minister to each other in prayers and encouragements. Let brethren provide for each other in food, clothes, money, and other necessities. Enable us to visit our fellows in the hospital; let us offer moral supports for people in need. Let your genuine love be real in the Christian fold so that your glory can radiate in our lives with signs and wonders. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.