Read: John 13:34-35
Memory Verse: Colossians 3:14
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Military uniforms have changed often over the years. Back in the ’70s, when I was in the Air Force, the dress uniform was nicknamed the “Bus Drivers Uniform”. The truth is Greyhound Bus Drivers had better-looking uniforms than we did.
Uniforms have improved since then but they still perform the same basic functions:
- It identifies which branch of the military you are in.
- It signifies your rank and unit.
- It is designed to be serviceable in many different circumstances.
- It provides basic protection in many different environments.
As Christians, we don’t wear a physical uniform, but we should be known for our love for God and others. Jesus declared love for God and love for others to be the two greatest commandments in Mark 12:29-31:
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
What are some of the ways that people can see that I am a Christian through my love for God and for others? Be specific in how it would apply at home with your family, towards neighbors, at work, and whenever you are out in public around other people.
Meditation for the Day: Ask God to put someone on your heart today that you can show the love of God towards.
Assignment: Make a list of 5 ways that you can show your love towards God and others.
For Fun: Put Bible references about love on the inside of some of your favorite outfits to remind you to put on love that day.