John 14 verses 23 to 24

“Jesus answered and said to him,
“If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word;
and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
He who does not love Me does not keep My words;
and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.”
(John 14:23 – 24)

“If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word;
and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word;

We DO NOT keep His Word
In order for Him to LOVE us

Keeping His Word
Does NOT give us any advantage

BUT because WE DO love Him
WE WILL keep His Word

And yet…
There will be many, many people
Who will MISS
What I am trying to say here…

We READ and SEE and HEAR
What we WANT to believe
Because we come to the Bible
With so many preconceived ideas

It MEANS this
Because of what my church (denomination) teaches

I have always thought like that
It’s the way my family thinks…

Jesus explains this so well when He said:
“making the word of God of no effect
through your tradition which you have handed down.”
(Mark 7:13)

People do not let the Bible
Get in the way of what they already think
Their “tradition” is far more important
Than TRUTH

So when you read this passage
Or any passage
Do so prayerfully
Submitted to Him and His ways
Let the Holy Spirit bring the Word
Alive to you

And let it (the Bible) change you
NOT you change it (the Bible)
To what you want it to say

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