GREATER LOVE

GREATER LOVE

John 15:13 (NKJV) Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

When I read this verse, I think of our greatest friend, Jesus Christ, who laid down His life for us.  He gave His all so that we could have His all.  This is truly the great exchange.  He went to the cross for us, suffered the penalty of sin for you and for me, not because He had to, but because of His great love for us.

I think of Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 

He did not wait until I was all cleaned up.  He did not say, “When you fix this up, or fix that up, then you will be good enough.”  No, not our Jesus!  While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  What amazing love!  What amazing giving of self!  Our Jesus’ life was a total sacrifice; a total giving of Himself.

He had everything, but lost us, so what did He do?  He laid everything down and came and got us.  It is like the song we used to sing: “The love of God how rich and pure, how measureless and strong.”  The Creator is always caring for His creation.  That is our Jesus!  That is His love!  And for all eternity, we will be singing His praise!

Confession: My Jesus gave it all for me, and today, I am going to give it all to Him.  The best way to do this is to lay down my life for others: to be a blessing wherever I can, and in whatever I do.  He is my example in life, and what an example He is!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Job 23 – 27

2 Corinthians 1:12 – 2:11

Psalms 41

Proverbs 22:5-6

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Chronicles 29, 2 Chronicles 30, 2 Chronicles 31:1

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 1:12-22

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 103:13-22

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Chronicles 29, 2 Chronicles 30, 2 Chronicles 31:1

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Corinthians 1:12-22

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 103:13-22