Friday, September 8, 2017

The Daily Grace - Commanded to Love

As a result of adult children neglecting their responsibilities, some elderly parents in Singapore are forced to seek financial help from charities and other state agencies. Speaking about this escalating situation, a government official said, "We cannot legislate love".

In the Bible, however, love is commanded. That is what Moses told the nation of Israel: "I command you today to love the Lord Your God, to walk in His ways" (Deut. 30:16). And Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to "love the Lord your God" (Mark 12:30). How can God command love? His supreme display of love at Calvary gave Him that right. 

Jesus' beloved disciple, John, wrote: "By this, we know love because He laid down His life for us. . . This is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment" (1 John 3:16, 23). What opportunities do you have to obey God's command to love? Honoring parents by caring and providing for them? Ministering to a sick friend? Offering a gracious and kind word to someone who is difficult to love? We show our love for God when we love one another.


  1. AMEN, O God give me the Grace to Love everyone even when am not being loved.

  2. Father give us the grace to even love our enemies and do good to those that hate us. In Jesus name we pray amen

  3. Father give us the grace to love and care for even our enemies. In Jesus name amen