What Matters Most
The following is reflection on 1 John 3:1-3 by the late Dr. Alan Groves, a seminary professor.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are (1 John 3:1 ESV)
“Love each other as God has loved you. Recognize and cherish the grace and forgiveness you have received in Christ, and then live out of that grace in your interactions with others. We cannot control what others do to us, but we are always responsible for how we respond, and that response should be prompted by and should flow out of the costly forgiveness we have received from God. If we don’t radically love others, there is a disconnect in our lives that shows that we have not really grasped the love God has lavished on us. As we meditate on and really understand the grace God has shown us, we should be willing to lay down our lives for each other, to walk in the light, to repent of our sin, to ask forgiveness and to forgive each other, to believe the best about each other, to give the benefit of the doubt and to be charitable toward each other.”
If you are like me you need to hear these sage words. We yearn to have our lives to be transformed by God’s grace. Well, follow the wisdom above, and you will be a different person and more like the Savior.
Quote from Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer by Elisabeth W. D. Grove, page 105