1John 2 “Love and Obey”

Jesus gave this commandment:  “I give you a new commandment – to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.” As we step from darkness into God’s light we will be marked by three qualities: love, abiding, anointing. Each of those qualities marks the believers/followers of Jesus. 

The Apostle John reminds us that not only must we love one another but we must keep God’s commandments. When we choose to keep his commandments, we walk in the same manner as he did and the fruit is that we love one another; that is our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Christ has promised to be our Advocate and left us with the indwelling Holy Spirit. May we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice wholly obedient to him this day to show that we are obeying his words: to love one another and keep his commandments. Thus when He returns “we may have confidence and not shrink away from him in shame when he comes back.” [vs 28]


Published by Gaye Austin