Love one another and do good to everyone you meet. If you love others, you are obeying the Lord’s command. It is proof that you are walking in the Truth, in the light of His word. Evidence that you not only are loved by God but known by God.
Love is giving, being compassionate, patient, and showing kindness toward others, both the good and the bad. You should love one another not because of anything they did or didn’t do, but because God first loved you. This is how He loves you. He sends us out to be His ambassadors. To love those unloved, to reach out to the lost, to lead them to true life. A life lived devoted to Jesus Christ our Lord.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
When you love with a true and sincere heart without expecting anything in return. No matter who it is or what they have done. You are truly fulfilling and obeying His commands.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40
But if you speak the truth without love and act without compassion to the broken or lost person, to your brother, or sister, the work you have done is worth nothing in the Lord’s eyes. This is what Paul was teaching.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Give and it will be given to you, be merciful and you will be shown mercy. Love and love will be poured out upon you. Your Father in heaven has shown you, great love, even though your sins were many, Christ died for you. How much more should we show love and kindness to all mankind?
Especially to those who are unbelievers. Every person is seeking to be loved, that which they rarely receive, who have not yet heard or received the forgiveness of God. Be the one who shows them the love of Jesus Christ. Be the one who shares with them the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they may know what true love is. You never know what change you will make because of one act of unconditional love.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you. These things I command you so that you will love one another. John 15:12-17