Paul and Peter could disagree and still endorse one another in ministry because they both knew the unconditional love of Jesus. An awareness of being fully accepted by Him allowed them to speak the truth in love and challenge one another to faithfulness. A secure foundation in God’s unconditional love and acceptance allows us to trust God and one another. Treating others with unconditional love helps to build trusting relationships with family members, friends, co-workers, and community members. How will your words and actions reflect Christ’s unconditional love to others today?
Do everything in love.—1 Corinthians 16:14
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for loving me unconditionally and forgiving me fully and freely! Thank You that I am secure in my relationship with You. May this realization help me to love others the way You love me. May love be the motivation for my words and actions today. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.