Love them: No matter what they did to you.

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God is the God of love! We see that He loved us so much that He gave generously, He gave sacrificially, He gave unconditionally, His one and only Son that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life. God calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves! God calls us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us! “Why?” you might ask should we love everyone, even the ones who are mean to us? Because God did it for us and said to.

Why should we love:


1 John 4:11

Today’s Verse of the Day:

Beloved, if God so loved us [in this incredible way], we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:11 AMP

Firstly, let’s be the dads who follow God’s example by loving our wives, kids, and world incredibly! Secondly, let’s be the dads who receive God’s command and love one another! Finally, let’s be the dads who love people no matter what they’ve done. Sometimes it will require forgiveness.

So how can we apply today’s verse of the day to love people? How can we apply it to loving our wives, kids, and world no matter what they have done?

Applications of 1 John 4:11 towards love and being the dads God created, purposed, and planned for us to be for the sake of our wives, kids, and world:

  1. Unconditional Love: Just as God loves us despite our flaws, strive to love your wife, kids, and others without conditions or reservations.
  2. Forgiveness: Just as God forgives us, be quick to forgive your family and others who may have wronged you, showing grace and mercy.
  3. Compassion: Cultivate a heart of compassion for your wife, kids, and the people around you. Understand their struggles and be willing to lend a helping hand.
  4. Empathy: Put yourself in others’ shoes, especially when your wife, kids, or others have made mistakes. Seek to understand their perspectives.
  5. Listening: Practice active listening when your wife, kids, or others want to share their thoughts, feelings, or concerns. This shows that you care and value their opinions.
  6. Support: Be a source of unwavering support for your family and those in need. Encourage and uplift them in their pursuits and challenges.
  7. Modeling Love: Demonstrate love through your actions and words, so your wife and kids can learn how to love others by your example.
  8. Encouragement: Be the dad who encourages and motivates your kids to be the best version of themselves, affirming their worth and potential.
  9. Teaching Responsibility: Teach your kids the importance of taking responsibility for their actions while reassuring them of your love, even when they make mistakes.
  10. Acts of Kindness: Practice random acts of kindness towards your family, friends, and even strangers. Small gestures can have a profound impact on their lives.

Remember that living out 1 John 4:11 involves a daily commitment to love unconditionally and selflessly. It’s important to also recognize that while striving to embody these principles, everyone is human and will make mistakes. Just as God’s love is patient and enduring, be patient and persistent in your efforts to love as He loves.

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