Loving well is the goal of the Christian life. This is easier in our dreams than in practice. It requires that we grow into emotional adulthood in Christ, the rewards of which are rich beyond measure. Many people know the truths of the Bible relatively well. They can recite many of the Ten Commandments and articulate key principles for Christian living. They believe wholeheartedly they should be living them. The problem is they don’t know how!
We learn many skills to be competent in our careers and at school. We don’t learn, however, the skills necessary to grow into an emotionally mature adult who loves well. Today ask yourselves question like these:
- How can I be quick to hear and slow to speak today?
- How can I be angry and not sin today?
- How can I speak the truth in love today?
Mark 12:31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”