For most people their motivation to believe
in Jesus is the hope of salvation. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 3:16. God proved His love through sending Jesus to suffer and die, to become the sin
offering for those who not only believe in Jesus but who receive and obey Him.
Much is said and preached about the love of God for us and the love of Jesus, laying down
His life for undeserving sinners but not much is said about the love that we should have
for Jesus in order to enter the kingdom of God and have eternal life.
Those who do not love Jesus will not enter the kingdom of Heaven and will not have eternal
life. Love is not just words, it is action. We have to prove our love for Jesus. Jesus
said:” “If you love Me, you will obey My commandments.” John 14:15. What are His
commandments? They are the words that He spoke and taught His disciples, the same words that
were recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. His disciples left everything and followed
after Him and obeyed Him in everything, until the end, apart from Judas Iscariot, who betrayed
Him. Jesus commanded His disciples to: “Go therefore
and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son
and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;” Matthew 28:19,20. That
is the only way to have eternal life, to become a disciple of Jesus and to observe all that
He commanded. Jesus loves us. He proved it by what He did
on the cross. He was resurrected from the dead and lives for ever more to give eternal
life to those who love Him. Do we love Jesus? Have we received Him? Have
we accepted Him and His words, His commandments? Are we observing, doing, living by His words?
Have we repented of all sin, abandoned our own desires, plans, our own life, given it
all up to obey Him? Have we been baptized in water, as He commanded? Have we received
His Holy Spirit that He promised to those who obey Him, and do we follow His guidance
every day? If we love Jesus we will obey His commandments.
Do we love Jesus? May Jesus bless you.
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