Verses for the Day – 1 John 4:20-21

20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. – 1 John 4:20-21 (NIV)

(Note: I have a hard time with these verses. They ultimately reveal my need to pray.)

4 thoughts on “Verses for the Day – 1 John 4:20-21

  1. How do you feel about the sentiment of being “drunk in the Holy Spirit?”

    For me, getting plastered in Him is kind of a consistent exercise. Just toss on some fast crazy music that’s light in lyrics and pray in the spirit and just re-orient my spirit.

    If I didn’t do this, I’d be quite a miserable and unkind person.

    It’s how I get that stuff off.


  2. Thanks for the reference verse, makes more sense now. For some reason, my mind does not relate the word “drunk” with the word “filled”. But I can see how you would relate the two.

    I would say that the “Charismatic stuff” freaks me out only in the sense that I wasn’t raised in a church where that was openly on display. Do I discount the moving of the Holy Spirit? No, not at all. Where you lose me is with speaking in tongues. And again, this is due to a lack of personal experience in this area.


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