- I John 2:9 (ESV)
Christians have an affinity for one another. This love is a sign one has passed from death to life. Love between believers is a natural result of the connection that exists between Christians. People whose hearts are filled with the sacrificial love of God cannot help but be drawn to one another.
This love is not yet perfect. Christians do not always love as they should. But the normative behavior of Christians should be to love their brothers and sisters in Christ. When we fail to love each other as we should, we confess to our Father and to each other. Forgiveness and mercy compel us to love again.
Like obedience, Christians do not love to be saved. They love because they are saved. Their love is not of this world but is sacrificial just as Christ sacrificed Himself for sinners.
- Pastor Randy