05/24/19 – John 13:31-14:14; Psalm 119:17-32; Proverbs 15:31-34

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Regarding verse 34 Coffman writes:

So a new type of love is given, as the Greek expositors generally have urged. There is a deeper intensity in this love than can be found in Moses’ “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” In that commandment which embraces the whole law, self-love is assumed and made the standard for the love of neighbor. The new commandment, on the other hand, is based on a new principle, measured by a higher standard than love of self. This is based on Christ’s love, which was self-abandoning and self-sacrificing love.[

1 comment

  • Carol

    In today’s blog also see
    The daily bible verse from Biblegateway
    Is Romans 12:10
    Be devoted to one another in love
    Honor one another above yourself.

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