Here’s how important it is to choose love.
“Beloved, let us love one another;
for love is of God:
and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God
.He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love…
Beloved, if God so loved us,
we ought also to love one another…
We love him because he first loved us.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother,
he is a liar:
for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
And this commandment have we from him.
That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
1 John 4:7-8,11,19-21.
Not loving others leaves a hole in your love for God. Your love for Him cannot be complete. It leaves you with three sides of a square and will not stand.
Father, you have loved me foursquare-to the heights, the depths, the breadth and length. Fill my heart with your love that I will love others just as completely. Make me a vessel to reveal your love to others.
When are you challenged in your love for others?