Love Serves Others

Jesus said, “Do for others what you would want them to do for you” (Matthew 7:12a). Jesus also said that the most important command is to “love the Lord your God,” and the second most important command is to “love your neighbor the same as you love yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).
Jesus showed us the way to obey these commands. Jesus showed love for God by always obeying God’s Word, by communicating with God through prayer and by resisting temptations to sin. Jesus also showed His love for God by loving other people.
Jesus showed His love for other people by serving them. When people were hungry, Jesus fed them. When people were sick, Jesus healed them. Jesus also shared the Word of God with people who needed to hear it. Finally, Jesus took the punishment for people’s sins when He died on the cross.
Look at the ways Jesus showed His love. Then think about how you can copy His example today.