Love That Passes the Test - 1 John 3:10-18
Love is harder than we think. Of course we love our kids and grandkids and close friends and those who treat us well. We love nice people. But Jesus says everybody naturally does that anyway (Matthew 5:47). That’s not hard. People love people who love them.
The real question is, will we also love those who harm us? Will we keep on loving even when it means bearing burdens we would rather not be bothered with? Will we love when the people we love do not love us in return? Will we love those who are unlovely, undeserving, or ungrateful?
Loving others is challenging. God does not make it easy, but He does make it possible. And He shows us how it’s done.