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Jack Hayford Ministries

Loving Like Jesus

February 11

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:12, 13

Again, how can I love as Jesus loved me? Even with the example Jesus sets before me, I find myself weak and unable to care for others as He does. 

When the Scripture calls us to hold an attitude or behavior that seems impossible, our problem is that we feel that our willpower or discipline is required to make it happen. Perhaps it is the legacy of rugged individualism inherited from our ancestors who tamed a new continent, but it seems that the last place we go when we cannot love sacrificially is for help. 

The whole walk of faith is one of going for help. If you cannot love as Jesus did, you must ask Him to reshape your being. 

David asked the Lord to create a new and clean heart within him. This is the pathway to loving like Jesus. He creates the loving heart in us. Then perhaps we can love more like Him. 

Scripture Reference: John