II John 1:5-6
5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Our walk with God is based on His commandment to love one another. God’s love is the basis of His desire for our obedience, and it is the reason He has revealed His will through “His commandments,” in His Word. We prove our obedience, to Him by demonstrating love toward one another. Love is an unlimited resource available to you and I, and it is effective in furthering the work of Christ.
Most companies, (military included) have an orientation program for new employees where they learn about the company’s culture, values, objectives, and vision for the future. It’s impossible to be a valued member (military)(civilian) of any organization if you don’t understand what the organization is all about. This goes for any group of people working toward a common goal or mission. This is also true in the sports world. Team chemistry and unity are crucial to success.
When a person becomes a Christian, he or she becomes part of God’s family and part of the body of Christ. All Christians should work toward the same goal of spreading the gospel, loving our neighbors, and bringing glory to God. The culture of the body of Christ, the church, is meant to be characterized by love. God’s love for us, individually and collectively, should inspire everything we do within the church, and our communities as a whole. Love for one another is what makes the church beautiful and unique, and helps our witness for Christ.
As a result of us remaining connected to God, and continually yielding to His Spirit, we will be prepared when opportunities arise, to demonstrate love to our brothers and sisters in Christ; and to lead the lost to the Savior.