The late Michael Jackson had a statement that he would say when fans spoke of their love toward him. Jackson would reply, “I love you more.” And if we think seriously about the power of that statement, we can see just how awesome it is. For men to return more love than they experience is what the writer in 1 John 4:7-12 had in mind.
For the scripture said, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
Jesus also said, “this is my commandment that ye love one another as I have loved you, no greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:12-13.
So let us “love others more” (Matthew 5:46-48; John 3:16).
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