Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – February 14

Daily devotional Bible verse

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John 13:35 (NIV)

We often find it hard to love others. It can be especially difficult to do this when people are mean to us or hurt us in some way.  So whether we’ve been treated bad or good, the Bible tells us to love others. This love for others shouldn’t be based on what others do to you. So regardless of how others treat you, you should always respond to them in love.

This kind of love can seem a bit crazy. We’re used to people getting revenge, payback, or teaching other people a lesson. So why would Jesus ask us to do something so radically different? It’s because Jesus knew there was a better way. He knew that loving others was the best way because it frees us from carrying around hurt, revenge and bitterness.

So how do we begin to love others in this radical way? We have to begin to realize that the love for others doesn’t come from us. We can love others because Jesus loved us first. He loved us when we had nothing to offer Him. Because of this love, we can do the same and love others.

 

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    Ralph S
    February 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    How do I set this so the daily student deco comes to my email?

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      studentdevos
      February 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm

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    steph f.
    February 18, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I really love this devotion! I have severe physical disabilities, so I use a wheelchair and speaking computer to communicate. Many people are not nice to me because I have disabilities; however, I love those people since there is no reason to hate when I love God.

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      becca
      February 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

      don’t let them get to you, God will use you in so many ways to bless those people, they will look back and see how strong you are and the amazing things you bless people with, you bless them with love and you have faith just keep loving them no matter what because God loves when he sees people like you sharing the word and being strong and not letting anybody get to you and you love them even when its hard.
      i’m 14 and i had a friend who had disabilities and he loved i was his only friend who didn’t judge him i looked at him like he was my best friend like nothing could seperate him from me but one day we found out i was moving the country to another i told him at school and we cried for hours and i told him “i love you but don ever let people get to you just keep growing stronger and loving them every day even more”
      his name was Andrew keep him in your prayers that was almost 7 years ago but i will never forget him

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        steph f.
        February 23, 2016 at 1:46 am

        Aww, thanks for your kind words! I tell them that I pray for them. People are crazy though! Once a man said “You’re disabled because you sinned”. I said to them God made everyone unique without mistakes whether they are disabled, white, black, green, blue, yellow, gay, straight, bisexual or whatever. I forgave him. I am earning my Bachelor’s because of my strength from God is so real. That is too bad that your friend and you lost contact. Have you tried Facebook to re-connect him? Like you, my friends see me beyond my disability.

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          becca
          February 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm

          you are doing great it is sometimes hard for us to forgive the people who do wrong but god forgives us for our sins. weather some peoples sins are greater in our eyes and worse in gods eyes they are equal ” if we steal in gods eyes its the same as murdering” weather we feel if thats true or not.
          my friend doesn’t have facebook he doesn’t understand how to be nice to people who are not nice to him but im sure someone took my place to love him. keep being strong and congrats on you bachelor’s god has blessed you in so many ways and he is using you for so many things.
          those people who say ” you’re disabled because you sinned” is wrong because if that was the fact we would all be we all sin and he forgave us.
          use your talent you have to share gods word.
          what is the bachelors for?

          • steph f.
            March 1, 2016 at 1:13 am

            Oh my goodness, you are so right! It is difficult to forgive people who are not nice sometimes; however, I remember that it’s easier to forgive people than hate them. I believe that forgive people means making peace with God, Jesus, and myself, rather than excusing the behavior. Often people think forgive is excusing the behavior. I agree with you about those people said “You are disabled because of sins” is so wrong. The Bible said to love and not judge people, and yet some Christians do not follow it. What hypocrites!!!!!! I’m earning my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies, and planning on getting my Master’s. I wanna change the world for people with disabilities – I feel that it’s my calling. I’d like to speak publicly to change the world, which I already do. How about you? Are you in High School still?
            I’ll pray with your friend. What kind of disability does he have?
            Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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    becca
    March 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    amen. yh in 9th grade im 14 i really dont know his disablilitie i hope u do great on ur career

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