Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bits and Pieces: Love

"He who has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him," (John 14:21).

* In the process of preparing His disciples for His imminent departure, the Lord Jesus outlines the means by which He would manifest Himself to His own. If we are to experience a spiritual revealing of the Savior through His Word and love, we must take His commandments to heart, and obey them. He reveals more of who He is only to the one who pays the price of loving obedience.

* It is the deepest desire of every true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to know Him and His love more fully. The condition for such disclosure is taking His commandments to heart in faithful obedience. Urged on by His love within us, and for us, we are to discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness.

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