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Following Jesus Means Loving Everyone 
By Rick Warren

“Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 (GW)

If you are a follower of Christ, you must love everybody in the same way that Christ loves you. That means you are to accept them completely, love them unconditionally, forgive them totally, and consider them extremely valuable—whether you like them or not.

It’s not an option or a suggestion. It’s a command: “Now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other” (John 13:34 NLT).

Loving others in this way will transform your relationships!

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:7, “Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up” (GW).

That’s how God loves you. He never stops being patient with you. He never stops believing in you. He never stops hoping for the best in your life. He never gives up on you. And God wants you to love others the same way.

Love never stops being patient. Love extends grace. You can offer grace to others.

Love never stops believing. Love expresses faith. Love allows you to say, “Even though we’re having a tough time, I will never stop believing in you.”

Love never stops hoping. Love expects the best. Are you expecting the best in your primary relationships, or have you settled for less than best?

Love never gives up. Love endures the worst. With love, you can say, “You can throw everything at me, but I’m going to keep loving you, no matter what.”

If you want to start transforming your relationships today, I invite you to say this prayer

“Dear God, I admit that I have made a mess in my relationships. They’re complicated and broken, and I’ve often settled for less than best. They need a transformation. I want you to begin by changing me. Deliver me from my fears, because I can see how they make me distant, defensive, and even demanding. Today, and every day from now on, I want to surrender my heart to you. I want to learn to live my life dwelling in and filled with your love.

“Help me to accept others, just as you’ve accepted me. Help me to love others unconditionally, just as you have loved me. Help me to forgive others totally, just as you’ve forgiven me. And help me to value others as much as you value me. Help me to extend grace to and express faith in the people around me. Help me to expect the best in others, and when the worst happens, help me to endure it with grace. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Step Through God’s Open Door to a Deeper Faith!

Each day brings you the opportunity to experience the abundant life God desires for you. All you have to do is step through the open door he’s placed in your path.

We want to help you embrace the full life God offers with Pastor Rick’s 365-day devotional book, Open Doors. This Daily Hope Exclusive will help you open the door to greater intimacy with God and experience the love, trust, and freedom that comes from a deeper relationship with him.

Dive in and discover the wisdom of God’s Word to help you:

• Resolve conflict
• Conquer fear
• Reduce stress
• Build healthy relationships
• And much more!

This resource is a powerful way to kick off the new year, and it’s our way to say thanks for your gift below to help take the hope of Jesus around the world through Daily Hope in 2022.

So request your copy of Open Doors: A Year of Daily Devotions today—and open the door to a deeper relationship with God!

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This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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Each day brings you the opportunity to experience the abundant life God desires for you. All you have to do is step through the open door he’s placed in your path.We want to help you embrace the full life God offers with Pastor Rick’s 365-day devotional book, Open Doors. This Daily Hope Exclusive will help you open the door to greater intimacy with God and experience the love, trust, and freedom that comes from a deeper relationship with him.Dive in and discover the wisdom of God’s Word to help you:• Resolve conflict• Conquer fear• Reduce stress• Build healthy relationships• And much more!This resource is a powerful way to kick off the new year, and it’s our way to say thanks for your gift below to help take the hope of Jesus around the world through Daily Hope in 2022.So request your copy of Open Doors: A Year of Daily Devotions today—and open the door to a deeper relationship with God!

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About Pastor Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren is passionate about teaching people to learn, love, and LIVE the Word! Through the Word, he believes people can attack what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/poor education. Pastor Rick founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, which has grown to over 25,000 members, and has more than 300 ministries to groups such as prisoners, CEOs, addicts, single parents, and those with HIV/AIDS. 

Pastor Rick’s mission is to provide Daily Hope to listeners through sound Biblical teaching, and he plans to mobilize believers to reach the 2,900 remaining tribes that have not received the Gospel of Jesus. His latest book,The Purpose Driven Life, is about the purpose we find in following Christ, and is the best-selling hardback book in American history, according to Publisher’s Weekly. 

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