“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:12,13 KJV
Jesus has commanded us to love one another unconditionally just as He loves us. Our Scripture verse tells us that there is no greater love than laying down our life for our friends. How do we lay down our life? We may never have to lay down our life physically but we can lay down our life in other ways.
How can we lay down our life? We can lay it down by not insisting on our own way all the time. Instead of going to our favorite place to eat, we can ask our family and friends where they would like to go. When someone says something sarcastic and cruel to us, we can ask Jesus to help us be quiet.
Jesus set the example for us. We read in the Bible. “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:” (1 Peter 2:23). May God help us to be quiet when someone hurts us just as Jesus was quiet.
Joanne LoweSeptember 8, 2017