1 John 4:11

Published August 10, 2020 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:11

As followers of Christ, being good neighbors—showing love to others—should come naturally to us (Matt. 22:39; John 13:35; 1 John 4:7-11). Even though we may not have the opportunity to respond in a dramatic way, we can all look for ways to love those around us. To be good neighbors, we can show others mercy (Luke 10:29-37), treat others fairly (Lev. 19:13-18; James 2:1-8), speak to others truthfully (Eph. 4:25), and forgive others completely (Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13). Christians can be the best neighbors around because our love for others flows out of the life of the ultimate neighbor—Jesus Christ—who loved and sacrificed His life for us.