“This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.” II John 1:6 NKJV
We talk about God’s love often and that is good but there is another area of love to focus on as well, our love for God. God’s love for us is full of grace and mercy, our love for Him is demonstrated by our obedience.
In His last moments with the disciples Jesus talked much about love. Let’s look at some of what He said.
John 14:15 NKJV “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
John 14:23-24 NKJV “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 15:10, 14 NKJV “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.”
As Jesus spoke of the love He would soon demonstrate, He also explained what their love would look like. As we receive His love for us, let us be mindful of loving Him as well.