We’re all sinners, and that makes it hard to love people the way we should.

Adam and Eve were the first people God created. Their disobedience to God brought sin into their lives. Their sin was passed on to all people (Romans 5:12).

Since we’re all sinners who have broken God’s laws, it’s hard for us to love people sometimes. We can be selfish, jealous, unforgiving, say things to others that we shouldn’t, and sometimes be very nasty. What each of us needs is a new life so we can love each other.

God loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son, Jesus, into the world. Through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (coming back to life), Jesus won for us eternal life (John 3:16). If we understand that we are sinners and need God’s forgiveness and ask Jesus to be our personal Savior, we will get new life in Jesus. This new life will help us love like Jesus does (Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 13:4–7). Now, by obeying Jesus, we can show His love to our family and friends. God will help us to show this love if we ask Him.

Is Jesus your personal Savior? If so, start loving like Jesus loves. Does this mean you will never be selfish or speak words that put down another person? No. But when you don’t love like Christ, you can confess that sin to the Lord (1 John 1:9). He will forgive you, and you can again love like Jesus through His power. Enjoy loving people like Jesus does. He will be pleased and your life will be filled with His joy.

Bible Truth

“I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you” (John 13:34).

“We love because he loved us first” (1 John 4:19).



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