We are on week 24 of the JOSHUA CODE.
Here is this weeks verses:
w e e k - t w e n t y f o u r
" 'A new commandement I give to you, that you love one another;
as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
J o h n 1 3 : 3 4
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A NEW RULE - 'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you'
A NATURAL REACTION - 'as I have loved your, that you also love one another.'
' What is the result of this type of love? The very next verse is explicit: "By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.' (John 13:35). Perhaps John put it best when he said, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves id born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love" (1 John 4:7-8). This longtime recipient of Christ's love added, " We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren" (1 John 3:14).
Yes, love is the Christian life. It is in the oxygen of the kingdom. It is the acid test of our own discipleship. God did not write in the sky or send a tract in order to reveal His love for us. He sent His Son. Love did that. He demonstrated His love to us.
As you memorize this verse, medicate on the fact that the Bible reveals a picture of real love to us in everything Jesus said and did. OUr challenge is not to obey the 'new commandment' by loving others on this higher level of love, in the same way Jesus loves. us.'
(the joshua code. pg 132)