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00613 - Try Always To Love

In times of difficulty, the call to love remains a central tenet of the Christian faith, even when faced with challenging circumstances or actions we cannot condone. 1 John 4:7, beautifully articulates this: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." This verse reminds us that love is an action that reflects our relationship with God. 


Loving others, especially in tough situations, doesn't mean endorsing their actions or agreeing with them. It's about recognising their inherent worth as God's creation and showing compassion and understanding. 


This approach to love becomes particularly powerful in difficult circumstances. By so doing, we bring comfort and hope to those in need and grow in our spiritual journey. Loving through difficult situations is a testament to your own faith, reflecting God's love in a world that deeply needs it.


Quote

One of the hardest things to do is love someone beyond their sinful nature.


Prayer

Father, give me the grace to show love in any situation. Amen.


Action Point

Sometimes, you have to let go of hurt, anger and frustration to demonstrate love.



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(NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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