With Jesus I think it’s all about love. Everything is a love test. He demonstrated it and He challenges us to love the same way…
- Love for one another.
- Love those who hurt you.
- Love for your enemies.
- Love for those in need.
- Love the lost.
- Love drove Jesus to be moved with compassion.
- Love to help others.
- Love to reveal the Kingdom of God.
- Love for you & me.
- Love that took Him to the cross.
Maybe everything about Jesus can be summed up in these 3 verses…
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind [intellect]. This is the great [most important, principal] and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as [you do] yourself. [Matthew 22:37-39]
Do I pass the love test?
Truth – some days better than others. Thankful that God doesn’t give up on me, His love never fails, even when I miss the mark. It’s not my get out clause, the test is to get back up and put every effort into making sure that I am making progress in my love for the people in my world.