1 John 3:16

One of my favorite Bible verses is:

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16

This past Sunday on our way home from church, we were driving down the highway, when we came upon a car crash. Colter blogged about the accident on his blog. The way people acted after the crash really reminded me of  1 John 3:16. I’m glad I’m a Christian and I want to have the chance to lay down my life for my brothers as God says to.

I asked Mom what it meant to lay down your life for your brothers. She said laying down your life for your brothers doesn’t always mean running into a fire to search for people.  It can simply mean putting their interests before your interests. I think running into a fire to search for people is probably easier.

Which one would you rather do?

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2 comments on “1 John 3:16
  1. I think I would run into a fire to search for people