“This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NLT)
The Bible tells us to love others the way Jesus loved us. This is a passage we can easily read but not always as easy to live. Jesus loved us based on the overflow of the love of his relationship with Father God. The trinity has always been in a relationship loving on each other. We were created out of the overflow of that love. Our love for others should be an overflow of our love relationship with God.
Jesus also loved sacrificially. He would rather die on the cross than spend eternity without you. God loved us so much he gave his only Son for us (John 3:16). He was willing to give up his life’ so he could save us. He chose to serve others and lay down his life for them. Our love for others may be a sacrifice and service to others.
Prayer: God, thank you for the overflow of your love. Help me to love others out of the overflow of the love in our relationship. Show me how to serve others in love. In Jesus name. Amen.