Daily Devotional

Today’s Scripture Reading

For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We must not be like Cain who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. 1 John 3:11-14a (New Revised Standard Version)

How far would you go if you hated someone? And why would you hate someone? The reading today isn’t about hate, but it mentions Cain, who murdered his brother. And the reason given is that Cain was from the evil one, and his deeds were evil while his brother’s were righteous. When we live by faith, and follow the teachings of our Lord, we will appear as righteous to others as Abel did to Cain. When we share God’s love with one another, not everyone will embrace that. But don’t let that stop you! Love one another. When we do so, we know we have passed from death to life, and live in the wondrous life that is ours in Christ Jesus. Love one another. Shine with the glory of Christ and love one another. Amen.

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