In my study of 1 John, I pause at these verses: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
I think about how God may want me to “lay down my life” in specific and practical ways. What does this look like for us? I’m not always sure. But I can ask God to show me. I’m so thankful for the Holy Spirit who teaches us what we need to know and who illuminates the scriptures. It’s a great prayer: Lord, teach me to lay down my life.