John 14 verse 15

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

Nice, easy, simple verse
Jesus says to His Disciples:
“If you love me, keep My commandments”

And yet, as is so often
We manage to take
“The wrong end of the stick”

You may say: “How?”
“How can we so easily get that one wrong?”

But think about it…
How many, many people…
TRY their best to KEEP the commandments
So that God WILL love them and ACCEPT them…?

It is a GIVEN that God LOVES us
“For God so loved the world…”
(John 3:16)
His LOVE for us is not in question

BUT do we LOVE Him?
Do we love Jesus?
Because if we do love Him
We will KEEP His commandments

And THIS will NOT be an onerous task
It will NOT be difficult for us to do
Since He is IN us and by His power
We are able to keep His commandments

Since, YES, you guessed it
We are in a relationship with Him
We fellowship with Him
We dwell with Him and He abides in us

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
Is not meant to be a piece of information
It is not simply knowledge

Rather it is an expression of love
Between people who care for each other
And love each other

Jesus loves the world
But those who become Disciples
Will love Jesus too
Everyone else hates Jesus
Or at best are neutral to Him

So maybe as we think about this
You should ask the question:
“Am I a Disciple of Jesus?”
“Do I truly love Him and know Him?”
“Am I in relationship with Jesus Christ?”
“Is He my personal Saviour and Lord?”

If so, then keep His commandments

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