“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”
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Today’s verse is one of those gut-check verses that is hard to ignore. You see the Scriptures are described as being “living and sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12) and in another place, “All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable…” (II Timothy 3:16).
Well, as were read a passage like I John 4:20-21, it reveals what’s in our hearts. The Word of God is applied by the Spirit of God to the individuals who read and hear it. Of course, for those who might…