Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 24, 2013

Obedience in Love

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

1 John 2:5. But whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in him.

Jesus is the prime example of obedience. As a child He obeyed His mother and step-father. As a man He obeyed God, His Father even up to and through a terrible and painful death. His obedience did not come from fear of retribution. It came out of His love for those He chose to obey. Our question is what is our reason for the times we obey and why do we ever choose to disobey? Do we obey the laws of the road to keep from a ticket or because we know they are for our safety and the safety of others? Do we obey the laws of God because we think obedience is the way to heaven? Obedience alone won’t give us eternal life in the Presence of God. Love of and through Jesus, God’s only Son, will lead us into the desire of obedience and into eternity in the Presence of God. It is not a question of what happens when we disobey as much as it is what we get when we obey out of love. Let’s ask God to enable us to love Him into the same kind of obedience Jesus demonstrated when He walked this earth.

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