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They Will Know

February 15, 2021 Lonnie Wibberding
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A short devotional on John 13:34-35. Want to talk? Send an email to [email protected]

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A short devotional on John 13:34-35. Want to talk? Send an email to [email protected]

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Monday, February 15, 2021.

Happy chocolate and flowers half off day. Guys, if you messed up yesterday, today is your chance to redeem yourself --- and save money.

Okay, it's not that far from Valentine's Day, so one more podcast on the subject of love.

This time it's Jesus speaking.

In John 13:34-35 He says:

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

People will know we are followers of Jesus if we love like Jesus. That's the litmus test.

Which is kind of funny, because we Christians tend to divide ourselves not along the lines of whether we love like Jesus or not, but around what we believe. The teachings or doctrines we believe are true.

Understanding Jesus way, and digging deeper into understanding God is a really good thing. The deeper we understand God, the more in awe we become. Good doctrine is good.

But whether I understand everything perfectly is not the litmus test of being a disciple of Jesus. The true test is love for others.

And that happens when we let Jesus into our lives to change who we are.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow