09-23: The Command to Love

1 John 2:7-11 (NIV)

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

Notes:

1 - In Christ we can love in a supernatural way

2 - To love reveals who we are

3 - What does love look like?

Expanded translation

7 Divinely loved ones, no new commandment am I writing to you, but a commandment, an old one, which you have had constantly from the beginning. The commandment, the old one, is the Word which you have heard. 8 Again, a commandment, a new one, I am writing to you, which fact is true in Him, and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the light, the genuine light, is already shining. 9 He who is saying that in the light he is, and his brother habitually hating, in the darkness is up to this moment. 10 He who is habitually loving his brother, in the light is abiding, and a stumbling block in him thee is not. 11 But he who as a habit of life hates his brother, in the darkness is, and in the sphere of the darkness is habitually ordering his behavior, and he does not know where he is going, because the darkness blinded his eyes.

Jeff W