Today’s scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:4-5
We who follow Christ are commanded to do two things, and those two things
should guide everything we do, think, and say.
Jesus Himself told us what are those commandments: Love our God—heart, soul,
mind, and strength—and love others as we love ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). “There
is no other commandment greater than these,” He said.
If we love God with everything we are, we’ll want to serve Him. We’ll spend
time in His word, learning more about Him and His heart. We’ll talk with Him
and listen to His voice. We’ll strive to seek and follow His will. We’ll want
nothing more than to please Him in all we do.
Our desires will be His desires. Our heart will be His heart.
And if we love others as we love ourselves, we’ll want the best for those
around us. We’ll treat them with respect. We’ll be kind, patient, and gentle.
We’ll serve them with humility. We won’t lash out in anger or do anything
If only Christ-followers would truly follow these greatest commandments. If
only we surrendered ourselves daily to God’s will. If only we put others ahead
If only …