Love is not Optional
When it comes to love, the disciple of Jesus Christ has two choices: obey or disobey.
I am giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. In the same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other. Everyone will know that you are my talmidim [disciples] by the fact that you have love for each other.
John 13:34-35 (CJB)
This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
John 15:12-14 (CJB)
Beloved friends, let us love one another; because love is from God; and everyone who loves has God as his Father and knows God. Those who do not love, do not know God; because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8 (CJB)
That’s it for today.
Selah, and love to all!