Our love for each other

So why is it really that important that we stick together? The Bible is clear that “Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33), but is all company bad company? The answer is no, but God expects that Christians stay together.  One of the main focuses in the youth program here is that our kids spend time together. Spend time in the study of the word of God, spend time in service to God, and spend time fellowshipping with each other. Look at a few things spending time with each other accomplishes.

Our time together helps us to encourage one another:  The Hebrew writer wrote that we were not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some, but exhort one another, and so much more as you see the day approaching” (Heb 10:25). We should not forsake the assembling of ourselves in times associated with worship, and we also should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together in times when activities are scheduled.  The encouragement we draw from one another is important in the kingdom of God

Our time together shows our love for each other:  Just look at John 13:34 – 35, Jesus says “A new commandment I give you that you love one another”. Loving one another is not a “new commandment”, but Jesus doesn’t stop there, he says “as I have loved you” . That is tough, but then  right after that we are told  that the world will know we are Christians by our “love” for one another. The concept makes sense, we talk about the things we love, we are around the things we love, and God expects that we will be around the people we love.

Our time together shows our love for God:  John 14:35 “If you love me, keep my commandments” .  If we really love God, we will love each other. And if we truly love each other, we will show the world how much we love God. How much more simplistic could it be?

Ande Z