1 John 4:19
We love each other, because He loved us first.
That's pretty short and straight forward, isn't it?
WE love Each Other... EVERYBODY (whether we think they deserve it or not), because God loved us first.
God loved the world so much that He formed Adam.
He loved Adam so much that He made Eve.
He loved Eve so much that He didn't turn her away when she sinned.
He loved her kids (even though one of them was a murderer).
He loved the people of Israel so much that he gave them prophets to tell them to turn from their evil ways.
He loved the Gentiles so much that He told prophets to go talk to them as well.
He loved the world so much, that He gave His own kid to save us from Our sins (Not *His* sins... *Our* sins).
That's love right there.
If God can love us with all of our imperfections-- then we should do everything we can to love/show love to others.
There will be people we don't get along with. We aren't in a world where we hold hands and sing "Kumbayah" every day. But we can't use that as an excuse. God loved Cain (the murderer), Rahab (the prostitute), Moses (the stutterer), David (the cheater).. and He loves You (the imperfect).
We need to try as hard as we can to love others because we have no right not too. Its not up to us to judge people. It's our job to love them.
God Bless You :) Kelly
*** I don't do this a whole lot on here... but I wanted to talk about my other blog Oh That Mom Again. Today starts a 12 week study on 1 Corinthians 13 (The love chapter). Yep, 12 weeks for ONE chapter--- but I promise it will be worth it. I'm inviting you to come on over and join in. It's nothing formal--just some God directed writing along with some homework for you (not much, I promise... one verse a night.. .easy as pie). I'd love to see you over there. :) And even if you don't, please pray for it to be 1. What God wants. 2. A blessing to others. 3. A study people will want to do. and 4. Whatever else you feel you'd like to pray about it lol.