Father, we thank You for showing us real love. You’re the only reason we know what it looks and acts like. And despite experiencing the love that sent, suffered and saved—we still get it wrong when dealing with each other.
Jesus told us to love one another as he loved us. So why do we find it easier to judge and condemn one another?
Why do we strain to look around the timber in our eyes to see the toothpick in someone else’s?
And why do we spend so much time analyzing the sincerity of someone’s salvation instead of sowing your Word into it?
Father, help us understand that in Christ we are new creations. We died to the old person—born anew in Christ. And since You don’t dig up our old body of evidence, we don’t get to dig up anyone else’s.
Because Love covers a multitude of sins.
Help us busy ourselves celebrating all Jesus covered and cleansed believers of—instead of heaping dirt on each other.
And may we be so in awe of your love for us, we share it with others.
It’s in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Prayer inspired by 1 John 3:11.
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