A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:34 NKJV)
I came to a reality that, what I do for people I do for Jesus. I was beginning to see how powerful the truth of God living in the people of faith really was! When I treated them with love, I was treating Him with love. And when I treated them carelessly and with indifference, I was treating Him carelessly and indifference. This was becoming a clear reality to me as I was seeing the significance of Jesus Commandment, “to love one another as He had loved us.”
The sobering prophetic words that Jesus had given His disciples were impacting me with a weight I had never experienced before.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40, 45 NKJV)
Two amazing truths were becoming clear to me: (1) unless I loved my brothers and sisters, I could not love God, and (2) when I loved my brothers and sisters, I could not help but love God too!