John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
God’s love is exemplary. John tells us in the next phrase “than this”. He is sharing with us the example of God’s love in Jesus Christ. He is telling us that it is exemplary. That means that it is worthy of imitation and it is an illustration for us to follow.
Look at what Paul tells us in II Corinthians 5:14, “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” The love of God is our example and it compels us to do things.
What has love motivated you or I to do? It might do us well to take an inventory and see if we have lost our love for what God has given us love for.
So, how are you doing?