Our great desire is that you will keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. - Hebrews 6:11
How do we “keep right on loving others as long as life lasts” (Hebrews 6:11)? It seems an impossible task, especially when we feel wrapped up in our own concerns and problems. We do it by faith and patience, realizing that this is the best way we can show God how much we love him. It’s fine to tell God you love him but far better to show him. And one way we show him is by loving other Christians.
Whenever we call a friend in trouble and take time to listen to her struggles, whenever we take small children off a single mother’s hands to give her a break, whenever we pay the electric bill for a student struggling financially to stay in Bible school, we show God how much we love him. Whenever we visit a grandmother in a nursing home who loves Jesus but has no relatives to care for her, whenever we spend our vacation building a house for the homeless, whenever we give to missions till it really costs us something, we show God how much we love him!
What do you do for other Christians? It’s not enough to pray for them or just say we love them. God sees our heart and watches our life. He knows what we are doing, and when he sees us love and care for his people, he will not forget to reward us! As long as life lasts, keep on loving!
For Further Study: Hebrews 6:1-20
Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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