Love Activates Obedience

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LifeLink Devotions

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On Sunday, as I considered the sacrifice of Jesus on my behalf, I was reminded of some basic truths about love.

Love is a verb.

Love is an action.

Love produces activity.

When we love someone, we act on their behalf and for their benefit.

When we experience love we respond with activity that pleases the one who loves us.

All these statements are true of God’s love for us. However, they may not be true of us. Jesus reminded His disciples of this when He said,  “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”(John 14:15)

Love for Jesus can be recognized by the level of obedience to what Jesus has commanded.

Love for Jesus will produce the activity of obedience.

Love’s activity of obedience pleases Jesus.

Because I love Him, I will obey Him.

I love Him because He loves me.

My love for Jesus is defined by my obedience to Him.

There is no longer any “If” about my love for Jesus. Rather, I follow Him, obey Him, and serve Him BECAUSE I love Him.

How about you?

Pastor John