2 John 1:1-13
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2 John 1:5b-6
5b I ask that we love one another. 6
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you
have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
for God moves us to draw near to him and to obey his commands. Drawing
near to God and obeying his commands moves us to love others. Love for
God, and love for others—each one feeds the other. The more we love
God, the more ready and able we are to love others. The more we love
others, the more we recognize our need to know and love and obey God.
Response and Action:
want to love God with my whole being. I want to know his word and obey
his commands. I need God to work in my life and make me able to love
others. I will put my love for God into action by making every effort to
obey him and live by his word. I will follow Christ's example and
yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit as I make every effort to love
O God, help me to love
you with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind, and
with all my strength. Help me to love my neighbor as myself. Make me
more able to love others as I follow Christ and the example he has
given. By your word and the power and grace of your Holy Spirit, lead,
teach, transform, shape, and strengthen me, that I might delight in
your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses:
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others
by Scot McKnight