This morning I was doing my regular routine of checking the verse of the day and opening up my opening up bible app on my tablet to see what the verse for today was there. There it was!
I think if we were left without our Bibles as reference that if we could embrace one passage this would be the one I would choose to sustain me.
"I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. If you love one another, everyone will know you are my disciples." John 13:34-35 (NIRV)
Here Jesus gives us his directive to love each other as he loved us. How powerful is that??? He loved us so that he gave his life for us, took on ALL of our sin and guilt, and atoned us. That is the measure we are to strive for in loving fellow Christians!
Then if we do this, EVERYONE will know we are disciples of Christ. Witness sure, but most important that we witness with our lives. Here we see that is done in love, love as Jesus loves us. Then the world will know we are Christians by our love!