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Thursday, February 18 2021


These questions are to encourage personal thought and discussions with family and others about how we love others and recognize when we are not very loving (Colossians 4:2–6). Here are 5 discussions to discuss with other believers:


1. How can someone say, "I love everyone, but I can tell by how he presents himself that he will not amount to much in life?"

  • Because all people are created in God's likeness, how should we value each person and see each individual's potential to do great things?
  • How does love counter partiality (James 2:8-9)?

 2. Is the person, who cruelly criticizes you and degrades you behind your back, someone who respects and loves you?

  • Why do so many people struggle to love others when we are all made in the likeness of God?
  • How does loving others help us to keep God's commands (Romans 13:8-10)?

 3. How can someone say his moral standard is "Do no harm" when he degrades, slanders, and speaks profanely before others?

  • If you love someone, will you respect them?
  • How can love be the ultimate standard of morality (1 John 4:7-12)

 4. Can you show someone that you love that person when you are passively hinting at what you dislike about them and how you want the person to change?

  • Do you love someone if you are trying constantly to control what that person does?
  • Why does God command believers to love and respect their spouses (Ephesians 5:22-33; Titus 2:4-5)?

5. Is it worth risking one's life for liberty and justice for all people when so many live immoral and unjust lives?

  • Would you be willing to die for someone who is not family or a close friend?
  • How does Jesus's sacrifice of life show us how to love others (John 15:12-14; 1 John 3:16)?
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