John 15:12-14 (ESV)
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.”
*What you dish out to others is what you will receive. We cannot expect love and understanding from people when we don't bother to provide the same. God made this a commandment for a reason...Not just for the sake of what you can receive, but He knows the road can be hard and days can be tough. Therefore, He is emphasizing the major need for each other and how close we SHOULD be...However, too many people are afraid to open up, only stick with who they know vs who God is leading you to, or they are inconsistent in this area. Today, let's reflect on how much we say we love God and ask ourselves is that same love applied to His people? How many times do you desire God's love and assistance, but treat those created in His image with inconsistent behavior that rarely emphasizes love?