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How to Love like God Does
By Rick Warren

“Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.” Romans 15:7 (NLT)

Did you know that every time you show love, you give glory to God?

Here’s how it works. Every time you show what God is like, you give him glory. And God is love. So when you love, you show God’s glory.

God says, “I am loving. I am compassionate. I want you to be like me. I want you to develop my character.” 

You’re never going to be God. But God wants you to become godly. He wants you to develop his character—like father like son, like father like daughter. He wants you to learn to love people the way he loves people. 

There are many ways to love like God does. One way to love other people is by accepting them. 

Romans 15:7 says, “Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory” (NLT). 

God wants you to accept everyone—no matter what. Does that mean you have to approve of everything they do? Of course not!

There’s a difference between acceptance and approval. While God loves and accepts you unconditionally, he doesn’t approve of everything you do. It should be the same for you. You can accept everyone without approving of everything they do. 

Love is not saying, “I approve of everything you do.” Love is saying, “I accept you in spite of what you do.”

With every person you encounter today, take the opportunity to give God glory by loving as he loves—with unconditional acceptance.

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Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind. He has a special plan and purpose for your life.

Imagine if everyone grew up knowing this powerful truth!

That’s why Pastor Rick created The Purpose Driven Life Devotions for Children.

Filled with powerful Scripture passages and engaging illustrations, this colorful hardback delivers 100 devotions that bring the principles in Pastor Rick’s life-changing bestseller to life for children.

Written especially for young readers ages 4-8, this charming picture book speaks directly to the challenges children face—so you can share it with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and kids in your neighborhood.

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