In John 15:13 it says "There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
I have always loved this verse because to me it made such a perfect picture of what a friend should be. I should be willing to lay down my life everyday for my friends, no matter what.
A couple days ago I couldn't sleep so I decided to read some and I just flipped open my Bible and it landed on this passage. I really felt like God was leading me to this that night.
I really felt God telling me something and I wanting to share it with you.
This passage isn't just about dying for a friend, though that certainly is a big part of it. We should be so dedicated to showing God's love to our friends that we should not only be willing to die for them, but we should be willing to lay down our life. Lay down our time. Lay down our wants. Lay down our money. Lay down our comfort. We are supposed to lay down our lives for our friends, because thats what God did for us.
Whats something goes shown you this week?
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