Lay down his life for his friends

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    John 15:12-14 Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”

    Jesus gave us the ultimate illustration of love. He loved us before we loved Him. He loved us when we had turned our back on Him. He still loves us even when we betray Him today. He loved us to the point that He was willing to die for us. This is the same kind of love that we are to have for one another.

    Have you ever considered why Christ gave us the commands that He did? He gave us these commands because it is what is best for us. Our lives and especially our eternity will be better when we live as He has commanded us to. If we want to be a friend to Jesus, we trust Him and obey what He has commanded.