Keeping the commandments-the greatest one love for God and love for people drives us to abide in the love of God. His word teaches us the logistics of love.
What sweeter place can there be? What better hiding place when we discover we do not have the natural ability to love as He has.
When we find it difficult to keep the commandment to love we then must choose to obey by faith the Lord’s instructions to love and to meditate on what He has taught us about the logistics of love.
I shall love the Lord my God, I shall because I am obliged to do so – I obey and the fruit of my obedience is blessing! And His enabling power to love who I cannot.
When we have chosen to deliberately set our wills to love God by our obedience to His Word we will discover that we are abiding in His love and living out of that determination to keep the Father’s commandments.
How many times are our hearts apprehensive when we hear the words of Jesus speak to our hearts to love one another just as He has loved us? It isn’t everyone of us who is easy to love after all!
One might think He was asking too much of us until we consider Jesus who said and continues speaking out the truth that ” we are His friends if we keep on doing the things which He commands us to do” see John 15:14.
But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.”
I have called you My friends…
He looks out at the sea of humanity and declares His friendship with each person.Continue Reading