Christian love is not something that we work up; it is something that God does in us and through us. When we permit God to perform His “good work” in us, then we grow in our love for one another.
How can we tell that we are truly bound in love to other Christians? For one thing, we are concerned about them. Another evidence of Christian love is a willingness to forgive one another.
“Tell us some of the blunders your wife has made,” a radio quizmaster asked a contestant.
“I can’t remember any,” the man replied.
“Oh, surely you can remember something!” the announcer said. “No, I really can’t,” said the contestant. “I love my wife very much, and I just don’t remember things like that.” The Bible tells us that love “keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV).
Christians who practice love always experience joy; both come as a result of the presence of the same Holy Spirit.
The Bible says: “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth” (1 John 3:18, NASB).
Also read: Philippians 2:25-28; 1 Peter 4:8; Galatians 5:22.
Action assignment: Practice Christian love in your contacts today. Depend on the Holy Spirit for power to do so.
WARREN W. WIERSBE