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Hebrews 13:1

Let brotherly love continue.

 

The Apostle Paul told the Hebrews in his letter to them that they were to “let” brotherly love continue. They didn’t have to go look for it or implement it or perform a bunch of religious rituals in order to get the brotherly love. Paul simply said, “Let brotherly love continue.”

 

If we have been saved from sin by the blood of Jesus Christ, we have that love in us. John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” That is what Jesus Christ did for us and we have that brotherly love in us. It sometimes seems as though we are feeling anything but love for someone. However when we consciously choose to forgive them, for our own sake, even if they are not acknowledging their wrong and even if they are not asking for forgiveness, the brotherly love that was planted in us by Jesus Christ when He came into our heart will begin to spring up.

 

Christ told the church of Philadelphia, the church of Brotherly Love, in Revelations the third chapter that He had set an open door before them and nobody could shut it. He also told them that He would cause those who had opposed them to know that He had loved them because they had kept His Word and not denied His Name.

 

What is His Word? His Word is that we are to love the LORD our God with all our heart, soul and might and that we are to love our neighbor as our self. What is His Name? His Name is pure love that would leave His throne at the right hand of God the Father and give His life a ransom for me.

 

Let brotherly love continue.

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