Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul
Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul 

The Test of Love



"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."

John 14:15 






The Test of Love


How easily we associate love for God with a feeling, when He says the real test of love is our obedience to Him commandments.


Lest we be mistaken about love,

Jesus made it clear what love is,

so we would not embrace a cheap definition of love


Love must have a definite object,

a definite focus.

That object and focus

must always be the sovereign God.

He Himself is love,

and our obedience to His Word

is evidence of our love.


If you truly love Him,

you will be grieved by the things that grieve Him,

and you will hate everything

that separates you from Him.


"And this is love, that we walk according to His Commandments" (2 John 1:6).


The sum of the Ten Commandments,

God's Law,

is to love Him.

"For this is the love of God,

that we keep His commandments

and His commandments

are not burdensome "(I John 5:3). 


"If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;

and My Father will loe him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him" (John 14:23). 







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