LOVE LIKE GODStella Dhinakaran

This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.    (1 John 4:9)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

Once I read a particular article in the magazine. An army officer who was holding an important position was very sincere in his job. His wife too was serving in the same field. Many problems cropped up in their jobs. However, since they had mutual understanding, they were happy even amidst them. I was amazed by their statement which said, “We serve this nation faithfully; this alone has bound our family together.”

Those who serve the world join together and work sincerely. In that case, how much we, the children of the Almighty God, should understand each other, get filled with divine love and live together, glorifying His name!

We read about the couple Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible. Twin boys were born to them. The elder one was Esau and the younger one Jacob. Isaac loved Esau because he brought him the hunted wild meat to eat, but Rebekah loved Jacob because he helped around the home, cooking and looking after the sheep (Genesis 25:28).

Some children love their mothers more and some their fathers. Usually, the son is more attached to the mother and the daughter to the father. The partiality in love shown by Isaac and Rebekah towards their children caused quarrels and strifes between the boys, separated them and created bitterness and hatred in them.

Dear parents, do not show favoritism between your children. Always teach them about the Lord Jesus and involve them in the family prayers. When they are thus filled with divine love, divine qualities such as unity, submissive nature, being considerate to one another etc., (Galatians 5:22) will reign in them right from their youth. And once they become adults, their lives will shine bright as the light.

The Bible says, “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (I John 4:9). God loves everyone equally. He displayed His love to mankind by sending His own Son Jesus Christ to give us salvation and eternal life. When you abide in Christ, divine qualities will be displayed in your life. You will be able to love others like the Lord.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You love everyone equally. You displayed Your love for us by giving Yourself for us. Please help me to abide in You so that Your divine qualities will be displayed in my life. Help me to love others just as You love us.

In Your matchless name I pray,

Amen.
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