Commands of Christ: 83

Love each other.

“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.  This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  John 15:12-13

“This I command you: love one another.”  John 15:7

Wow.  This is pretty clear.  This is the distinguishing mark of a follower of Jesus.  We love each other.

How much?  The same way Jesus loved us.  Enough to die for one another.