Wednesday, October 23, 2019


For most people their motivation to
believe in Jesus is the hope of salvation. “For God so loved the
world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16. God proved
His love through sending Jesus to suffer and die, to become the sin
offering for those who not only believe in Jesus but who receive and
obey Him.
Much is said and preached about the
love of God for us and the love of Jesus, laying down His life for
undeserving sinners but not much is said about the love that we
should have for Jesus in order to enter the kingdom of God and have
eternal life.
Those who do not love Jesus will not
enter the kingdom of Heaven and will not have eternal life. Love is
not just words, it is action. We have to prove our love for Jesus.
Jesus said:” “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments.”
John 14:15. What are His commandments? They are the words that He
spoke and taught His disciples, the same words that were recorded in
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. His disciples left everything and
followed after Him and obeyed Him in everything, until the end, apart
from Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.
Jesus commanded His disciples to: “Go
therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching
them to observe all that I commanded you;” Matthew 28:19,20. That
is the only way to have eternal life, to become a disciple of Jesus
and to observe all that He commanded.
Jesus loves us. He proved it by what He
did on the cross. He was resurrected from the dead and lives for ever
more to give eternal life to those who love Him.
Do we love Jesus? Have we received Him?
Have we accepted Him and His words, His commandments? Are we
observing, doing, living by His words? Have we repented of all sin,
abandoned our own desires, plans, our own life, given it all up to
obey Him? Have we been baptized in water, as He commanded? Have we
received His Holy Spirit that He promised to those who obey Him, and
do we follow His guidance every day?
If we love Jesus we will obey His
commandments. Do we love Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.

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