Daily Bread - October 8, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 04:59
1 John 4:19-20 - As for us, we love Him because He first loved us. If
anyone says that he loves God and he hates his brother, he is a liar. For
the one who has no love for his brother whom he has seen cannot love God
Who he has never seen.

There is only one true love: the love of Jesus. You cannot have love for
God without having the same love for His people. If we love the Father,
then we will also love His children. One of the epidemics of the modern
church is broken relationships. God's people in many respects have
forgotten how to keep covenant. They say they love God, but they do not
show it through their relationship with those who were redeemed with the
same love and mercy. They want God to love them and keep covenant with
them, but are unwilling to do so with their brothers and sisters. There is
always a rational and "legitimate" reason supplied, but in reality it comes
down to being unwilling to forgive men of their trespasses.

There are those who would say, "I do not hate that person - I just don't
like them." However, with God there is only love or hate, light or
darkness, truth or lie, holiness or evil. God has showed us the kind of
love that He demands we have for one another: the same love He has for us
-the love that was displayed when Jesus died for our sins and
transgressions. God's command is that we also lay down our lives for the
children of God (1 John 3:16).
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