When We Love The Lord

When we love the Lord we do not sit around and try to figure out which of His commandments we do not have to obey.  The question is not “is this a salvation issue?”  When we love the Lord we are willing and eager to obey because, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

When we love the Lord we do not seek excuses to stay away from assembling together.  Love says, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD!'” (Psalm 122:1).  “But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

When we love the Lord we do not try to find out how little we can do for the Lord, our fellow Christians, and those who are not in Christ.  “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:10-11).

We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus,

Because He first loved me.

Love never feels that it has done too much for its benefactor.  “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’” (Luke 17:10).

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