"I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." — 2 John 1:5b-6 (NIV)
Sometimes, as we try to walk a path consistent with what God desires, we often fill our lives with lots of "oughts." "I ought to do this." "I ought to do that." Those "oughts" eventually feel burdensome and makes walking this particular path one we may want to avoid. This verse from 2 John reminds us that obedience to Jesus' commands means that instead of remembering all that we ought to do we get to do that which will bring joy. By walking in love we can find ourselves finding ways to bring happiness, peace, comfort, mercy and grace to others. It turns those "I oughts" into "I get to."
Prayer: Loving God, give us grace to walk in love as we seek to serve those You place in our path this day. Amen.
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