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DAY 28 THURSDAY: NOVEMBER 2019

 LOVE IS CENTERED ON OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST’S!

If you love Me, keep My commandments (John 14:15).

Real and genuine love is centered on obedience to Jesus Christ’s teachings. Without obedience, there is no love. You can never claim to love someone you fail to obey. A child can never claim to love his parents whom he does not obey. The same principle applies to a wife who fails to obey her husband. The Bible says in the opening text that if you love Me, keep My commandments. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that agape love of God is centered on absolute obedience to Jesus Christ’s teachings forever.

When you learn to obey Jesus Christ’s Word and teachings, you automatically become His disciple for life. That is why the Bible says in John 8:31, “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed.” Therefore, it is the absolute obedience to Jesus Christ’s Word of life that leads to genuine love of God in one’s life. Without full obedience to God’s Word, you can never become a true disciple of Christ Jesus. Therefore, your love for God is tied to your obedience to Jesus Christ’s teachings forever.

When a Christian’s love is centered on obedience to Jesus Christ’s teachings, it affects every area of his life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Deuteronomy 6:5, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” In fact, it is by total obedience to Jesus Christ’s teachings that actually demonstrate one’s full love for God with all the heart, soul and strength. Until a Christian learns to obey Jesus Christ’s teachings in totality, his body, soul and spirit can never respond to God’s love in fullness forever.

Daily Tip: Until you learn to obey Jesus Christ’s teachings in totality, your body, soul and spirit can never respond to God’s love in fullness forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I receive Your grace to center my love on total obedience to Your Word and teachings forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of disobedience to Christ’s absolute teachings in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: 1 Corinthians 13.                RBT: 2 COR. 4-6

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