Love must be sincere. Romans 12:9
The word "love" is probably the most used and leaset understood word in any language.
Jesus Christ came to demonstrate the meaning of true love when He willingly gave His life for all humanity. He took our punishment upon Himself to redeeem us from our sinfulness. As He said, "Greater love has no one for this, that he lay doen his life for his friends" John 15:13
True love involves making sacrifices for the sake of another. It is tolerant, patient and understanding, even in the most trying circumstances. It involves forgivness and giving of yourself for the benefit of others. It means to love others as Jesus loves you.
Grace for Each Moment
-- I am going to extend today's devotional for a moment. The author says we need to love others as Jesus loves us. I am adding that we must also love OURSELVES as Jesus loves us. For those batteling an addiction - that is a hard concept because of the feelings of unworthiness. Infact, you must learn to love yourself first before you can adequately love others.