“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love. —Luke 7:47

The self-righteous don’t think they have done much wrong. They do not see their sin as the affront it really is against God. But those who understand their sin and understand what Jesus has done for them are the ones who love much. They understand the filthiness of their sin, the holiness of God and His loving forgiveness.

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:18-19).

Yes, when we understand more and more of God’s love for us then how can we not love Him and others as He desires us to— “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).

Somebody has once said that “love is a verb.” Love in action. How will God’s love flow through you and me today?

Dear Father, may I extend love to those today that You cross my path. Help me to be sensitive to their needs and seek to serve them according to Your desire. May this be done in the authority of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. May it be so!

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