15 “If you love me, you will keep my commands; . . . 23 Yeshua answered him, “If someone 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.
24 Someone who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words — and the word you are hearing is not my own but that of the Father who sent me.
And so the question to ask is Do I love Jesus? Do YOU love Jesus? How are we doing with His Commands?
To refresh your memory as to these Commandments, click HERE and read them in context either KJV or CJB.
And then of course there is this account:
36 “Rabbi, which of the mitzvot in the Torah is the most important?”
37 He told him, “‘You are to love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.’
38 This is the greatest and most important mitzvah.
39 And a second is similar to it, ‘You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 All of the Torah and the Prophets are dependent on these two mitzvot.”
Yeshua (Jesus) truly did sum it up for us. For you see in keeping these two, there are no gaps with the others. If we love our neighbor as ourselves; murder, theft, adultery, coveting, giving false testimony (or gossip) won’t happen. And if we have no gods other than ADONAI; we will keep not just the Shabbat holy but all the days of the week holy and we will bow to no god but ABBA. And taking His name in vain? That won’t even enter our minds, much less come out of our mouths. And honoring our mother and father? How could we dishonor them if we are in love with our Heavenly Father?
So how are we doing? It is a question I must answer. And so must you. And what better time than now as we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday?
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commands; . . .
Thank You, ABBA, take Your message to all You have prepared to hear and those not yet ready to hear I pray HOLY SPIRIT You will get them ready. I don’t want to be an unbelieving believer; nor any of my family, friends or any member of the Body of Christ; I pray You will not let us rest until we show the world that we love You.
Day 106 of 2014, praying for revival in the Body of CHRIST.
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Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.