Love that Abounds
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. – Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV)
It is God’s desire that we continue to grow in our ability to love one another. You may not like a particular person, but Christ has commanded you to love everyone. Indeed, we are to love our enemies.
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:20-21 (ESV)
Love others as Christ has loved you! Do good to them! Don’t be self-focused! This is where true joy and contentment in the Lord resides.