All You Need Is Love - Sacrifice by C. T. Studd

All You Need Is Love - Sacrifice by C. T. Studd

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

Recommended Reading: Romans 12:1

   When Christians consider the word sacrifice, we often think of the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament. And we think of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world. Christ Himself said that sacrificing one’s life for friends is the greatest demonstration of love.

   Most of us will never be called upon to sacrifice our entire life to the point of death. But there are many other ways that we can love sacrificially besides dying. It was the apostle Paul who wrote that Christians are called by God to be living sacrifices. That is, we are to be living examples of the greatest act of love by giving up ourselves for the well-being of others whether in life or in death. We are given countless opportunities to show love through sacrifice every day. We can sacrifice ungodly thoughts and actions for the glory of God. Or sacrifice self-centered time, talent, and treasure for the good of others.

   Look today for a way to demonstrate sacrificial love for the sake of God’s glory or the good of another.

   If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.