Twisted Text - John 13:34 (A New Commandment)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Our Savior’s command "to love" was not entirely new, for Moses wrote, "you shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). But the new part was, "as I have loved you." How has Jesus loved us? First, by keeping the Ten Commandments in our behalf, and then by unselfishly dying on a cruel cross for our sins of breaking them! (see 1 Cor. 15:3 and 1 John 3:4). Thus Christ’s "new commandment" should never lead us to break the Big Ten, for this He Himself never did.

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