"One Another" June 27, 2022
Monday, June 27th
Take5 Devotional today written by Pastor Carolyn Taketa
Scripture to read today: John 13:34-35; Hebrews 10:24-25
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
When we choose to put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we become part of the body of Christ. Calvary Community Church is a local expression of that body where we seek to live and love like Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ final conversation with the disciples before he was crucified, he exhorted them to “love one another as I have loved you.” This is a very challenging command! Yet, it is consistent with the heart of God who always draws us with His love and calls us to love others. It is this kind of love that shows the world we are His disciples.
The New Testament contains 50+ verses using the words “one another” to describe and instruct the early church on what it looks like to love each other. Here are some examples: accept one another, honor each other, bear one another’s burdens, speak truth to each other, pray for each other, confess sins to one another, serve one another, live in unity together, and stir one another to love and good deeds. To obey these commands take time, intentionality, sacrifice, humility, compassion, and most of all, love… which is what Jesus has demonstrated for us.
Look up New Testament verses containing the words “one another” to learn how we are called to engage with each other in the body of Christ.