What Jesus Did! 'The Proof' — John 13:35

Monday, September 19, 2022

[Jesus continued,] "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."
— John 13:35 NLT

Key Thought

Want to know which churches and which groups of people are really Jesus' disciples? Simple: Administer the love test. Do they truly love each other? Do they love people as Jesus loved them when he was on earth? Jesus' disciple and church planter, the apostle Paul, later reasserted this truth in his famous "love chapter" when he reminded us that without love for each other, our efforts are merely loud noises that amount to nothing. [1]

[1] 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.

Today's Prayer

Father, please help me and my church family to pass the love test! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 3:9-17
  • John 15:9-13
  • Colossians 3:12-15

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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