by Darla Noble
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another.
Few things hurt as much as being deceived or betrayed by someone you love. If this has ever happened to you, then you know what I mean. You also know that as a Christian your heart and mind should be set on not hurting someone this way.
When we love others honorably and affectionately, and without hypocrisy, we:
• Celebrate their accomplishments with them
• Are not envious of them
• Are loyal and sincere
• Treat them in the way we want to be treated
When we love as we are called to love in today’s verses, we are being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Prayer: God, thank You for Your love. I ask that You give me the heart and discernment to love others as you love me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.