What Jesus Did! 'Love as You Have Been Loved' — John 13:33-34

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jesus said, "My children, I will be with you only a short time more. You will look for me. And what I told the Jewish leaders, I tell you now: Where I am going you cannot come. I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other like I loved you."
— John 13:33-34 NLT
Illustration of John 13:33-34 NLT — "My children, I will be with you only a short time more."

Key Thought

The standard of love has been set for us. We are to love each other as Jesus has loved us—he served us and he sacrificed for us. Jesus shows us that love is both extravagant and practical. He now wants us to demonstrate these two qualities with our love!

Today's Prayer

Father, I confess that my love is often shallow and selfish. I know that your Spirit has worked on me to help broaden and deepen my understanding of true love. Now bless me as I seek to live with Jesus' love with my family, my friends, and my co-workers. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 3:16-18
  • 1 John 4:9-12
  • John 3:16-17


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.