John 13:34-35 (NKJV) A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.
If we’re to love and serve our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers in the manner God desires, we must understand the following three things:
First, sacrifice doesn’t mean giving that other person everything he or she wants. But it does mean you consider the other person’s thoughts and concerns equally alongside yours; in the same way we would want to be treated, we treat others equally with thoughtfulness.
Second, sacrifice is more than taking another’s thoughts into consideration. It’s taking those thoughts and putting them into action with as much emphasis and care as you give your own thoughts, even if the thought processes of that other person may not make sense to you. Always remember sacrificial love always requires action!
Third, you must develop your own style of carrying out this sacrificial love, a style that’s customized to the character and needs of your relationship. You may not always agree with the other person. That’s fine and very possible. However, agreement is nearly as important as the way of coming to an agreement. You are different people, and even siblings brought up in the same home with the same parents and surroundings come up with different opinions and answers to life.
Point to ponder – Sacrificial love is the use of the servant mind-set and must always be consistent among all of us if we wish to love others as ourselves.
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