Loving Others - 365 Questions for a Woman's Soul

loving others - What are some practical ways God calls me to love others?

The whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:14

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

EVERY PERSON HAS a deep need to be known and loved. God’s Word has special instructions to help us know how to love others well: (1) Respect. Respecting others means giving them honor and dignity. It can be shown through listening to others’ stories, being patient and kind, and affirming their worth. (2) Encourage. Finding the good in others and pointing it out is a powerful way to build up their confidence and help them feel valued. Encouraging means taking the attention off ourselves to focus instead on others. (3) Sacrifice. We are called to love others as we would want to be loved. We show them we care by giving our time, attention, energy, and resources. Ask the Lord to help you love others practically because of the love he has shown you.

Prayer Prompts

Lord, someone I would like to love better is . . .

Your Word encourages me to show practical love by . . .

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