Love, As Christ Has Loved You


Ephesians 5:1-2: “Be followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also love us, and gave Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.”


Be followers of God, as dear children. We are to accept the authority of God and live in obedience to Him. We are to watch and listen closely to where He is leading and what He is saying.

Walk in love. God is love and we cannot walk with Him if we are not in agreement with Him. Love without expression is not love at all. It must be active and shown in deed and in truth or it is not real.
1. We are to love as Christ loved us. His was a sacrificial love. He presented it unto the Father as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him, for the sake of others. Our life is to be presented unto God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him and given up for others. Only then are we loving as Christ loved us.

A sweet smelling savor unto God. As we love as Christ loved us, as defined above, our life will be as a sweet smelling savor unto God. It will be agreeable and pleasing to Him as was the life of Christ. The Father said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” May it be also said of us.

“LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.”