1 Thessalonians 2:8 NLT: We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.
Love is the principal thing. It’s not about what people will say but what God says. For God is love and whoever has God in him, has love. The good news is a story of love. Jesus came to die for you and I out of love. We did nothing to deserve His death for us.
Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians expressed how much love they had for the believers. This love was great as it did not only stop at the preaching of the good news but also they offered their lives as well in service to them.
We are called today as believers not to focus only on preaching the good news but also to demonstrate love for one another. Share what you have with those who has none. As you do so, you are actually acting like your father, our lord Jesus Christ. God who sees what you do will certainly reward you.
Declare to yourself loud: I will allow the love of christ to flow through me.
Lord Jesus, help me to realize that love should always be the motive for my actions towards my brothers and sisters. In Jesus’name. Amen.