The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

This Week … Loving Our Spiritual and Physical Family

Serving others is a high calling—and we have more opportunities to serve than ever before in history. Those with even minimal computer knowledge can remain in contact with brethren and friends via email. Encouraging words and expressive cards, which can make a real difference in people’s lives, are only moments in the making—if we choose to think of others.

Loving others requires action. Love is outgoing concern for others, which takes time, energy, resources and thoughtfulness. Jesus said we are His friends if we serve others. “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends, if you do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:13-14).
Providing a meal, listening to others in crisis, speaking encouraging words, or simply sending a card are ways we can express love to brethren and family. In John 13, Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another” (vs. 35).

If we love others, if we consider their needs and concerns, we will express that love through works of service.