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Are you born again? Loving Other Christians

DevotionsAre you born again? Loving Other Christians

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Are you born again?

Believing in Christ

Practicing righteousness 

 

Our previous devotions have discussed three signs of a true believer. Today we discuss the fourth sign found in the First Epistle of John.

Loving Other Christians

Fourth, John wrote: “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren” (I John 3:14).

A man who is born again has a special love for all true disciples of Christ. Like his Father in heaven, he loves all men with a great general love, but he has a special love for those who share his faith in Christ. Like his Lord and Saviour, he loves the worst of sinners and could weep over them; but he has a peculiar love for those who are believers. He is never so much at home as when he is in their company.

 

He feels they are all members of the same family. They are his fellow soldiers, fighting against the same enemy. They are his fellow travelers, journeying along the same road. He understands them, and they understand him. They may be very different from himself in many ways—in rank, in station and in wealth. But that does not matter. They are his Father’s sons and daughters and he cannot help loving them. What would the apostle say about you? Are you born again?

 

Prayer: Lord Jesus teach me to love my brethren just as you love us. Amen

 

 

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