READ: 2 John

THINK: If you’ve spent any amount of time in the church, you know that love is a critical ingredient in the life of a follower of Jesus. This ingredient may seem elementary, and believers often talk about love. But that’s for a good reason: love is the very nature of God! John reminds us, “This is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”

On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest), how would you rank your “love quotient”? How might your friends rank your love quotient? What is needed for you to grow in your understanding and expression of love to others?

What would your life look like, and it what ways would it look different, if you were diligent in living out the truth of God’s love?

PRAY: Ask God to help you see the direct correlation between love and following his commands.

LIVE: Love God. Study his commands. Follow them.

– Adapted from Eugene Peterson in Solo

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