How to love each other – 1 Peter 4:8 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


In 1 Peter 4:8, Peter outlines the depth and extent of the love was must practice.

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Today’s meditation is on 1 Peter, chapter 4, verse 8. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

When meditating on this today, we have to ask, what does this verse mean for us? And if we break it down bit by bit, we see that it’s a bit of a tall order.

"Above all." So, Peter is saying that this is one of the most important things that we can do, above all, keep as first importance.

"Keep loving one another earnestly." So we are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ, and we are to do that with integrity, with truth, with an abundance of feeling.

"Since love covers a multitude of sins." And so one of the reasons that we do this is so that we are keeping short accounts. We’re not holding things against each other. We are treating each other as people whose sins have been completely forgiven. And if they’ve been completely forgiven by the Saviour, then we don’t need to be pointing fingers to one another’s sins.

This is deep, deep love, isn’t it? We’re constantly looking out for each other. If we see a brother or sister in need, and we can meet that need, we’re doing that without hesitation. And when we get into disputes or disagreements, as so often happen within families, we are quickly resolving them. And once resolved, we are treating that person as someone that we love, as if the offence never happened.

Peter entreats the congregation to behave this way, but I’m pretty sure that if you’re anything like me, you’re going to need God’s help with this one. So let’s pray for that.

Lord God, you who have shown us such incredible love, please help us to love one another in the way that you want us to. Earnestly, forgivingly, always looking out for the best for each other and in each other. For your glory and for the sake of your kingdom. Amen.

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