If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? [1 John 4:20]
Love God. Love people. That is one of the biggest challenges that most of us as Christians have to contend with.
We know we love God. Love to worship. Love to lift up His mighty name.
It’s the loving people part that can often be the harder part. Yet it is just as important. I feel that maybe if we can’t genuinely love others that we make a mockery of the fact that we love God.
I am reminded, challenged and if I am honest, sometimes guilty of saying that I love God but still having issue with people. I know that I don’t hate them, perhaps they just wind me up. However, I must be careful to make sure that I take the love I have for God and share that love with the people around me.
Love God. Love people. It makes a massive difference. To not do that is to fall short. How can I say that I love God if I don’t love others too.
Or maybe it’s just me.