Abiding in God, Abiding in Love
Since God’s nature is love, our love for one another is the test of the reality of our spiritual life. We are identified as being of God by the way we love. It is not through a birth certificate or a baptism certificate. It is not by giving or attendance records. We are not to be identified by where we go to church, who we listen to or how we vote. We often are because that is what we allow to speak the loudest in our lives. But God makes it clear that we are to love as He loves, which was and is a sacrificial love. God cannot be seen by anyone but His love can be when we love as He loves.