OBEDIENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
When we are obedient to God in our relationship with Him and others, we will see our relationships grow. God tells us that love is the greatest commandment. We are to love God and to love others. If we want to be obedient to God in our relationship with Him and others, we must love. Being obedient in our relationship with God and others means putting God first, others second and ourselves last. How can you show love and serve someone today?
Matthew 22:36-40 “‘Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?’ Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, You tell us to love. You tell us if we want the right relationship with You and others, we need to love. We want to obey You in our relationships today. Show us how to love others – even those who are hard for us to love. Show us what love is and how we can better love and serve others today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We can’t have the right relationship with anyone unless we have love in our hearts.
There are times when it is hard to show love to others but God doesn’t tell us to love only when it is easy.
Matthew 5:46 “If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.” (NLT)
Being obedient in our relationship with God and others means putting God first, others second and ourselves last. How can you show love and serve someone today?
Knowing what love truly is can guide and teach us how to truly love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (NLT)