Sunday morning I found another verse that deals with our love for our Christian brothers and sisters.
John 13:34-35 (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Not only does love for our brothers reflect the love we have for the Lord, but love for the brethren affects our witness.
Are we trying to share the gospel with the lost and yet our lives don’t evidence love for those in the church?
So in summary our love for the brethren in the church reveals much:
- They will not lose their reward (Mark 9:41)
- Evidence of Salvation (1 John 3:14-17)
- Love For God (1 John 4:20-21)
- Evidence of Discipleship, our witness to all people (John 13:35)