Something to Think About #12

Jesus answered 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. John 14:23 esv

biblegateway 14:23

This is no guilt trip.

This not Jesus saying that if you follow my directions you will get a prize.

And this is certainly Jesus not saying that the Father only loves us if we love him.

What he is saying is that love is an action verb and Jesus has shared what that looks like.

And if you do these things, this love is a manifestation of His love.

And when this love is manifested, the presence of the Triune God of Grace is fully experienced in you and others.

What word do we need to live? That word is “Love.”

By Soichi Watanabe

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