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 in life. Without obedience, there is no love in life. You can never claim to love someone you fail to obey in life. A child can never claim to love his parents whom he does not obey in life. The same principle applies to a wife who fails to obey her husband in life. 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 in life. Hence, a Christian’s full and absolute love of God is fully demonstrated through total obedience to God’s Word of life 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 in life. A life that is devoid of God’s Word is absolutely a life without the agape love of God in life 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 in life. 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. The fullness of God’s love which is agape in nature is fully embedded in His Word of life 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 of the Holy Spirit in life 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
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- 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.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of disobedience to Christ’s absolute teachings in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- 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