1 John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments. . .”
Make no mistake, commandment keeping is for real and is still required.
While so many think that grace is a free pass, this verse brings us back to reality.
1 John 2:3 points out how our behavior reflects our closeness to Jesus, and we must always remember that this is a relational business.
My relationship with God drives everything else. I can’t be saved if I fail to know God.
If I know God then commandment keeping is the fruit of that relationship.
I praise God for this knowledge that brings peace into my heart.
What say you about God today?
You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.
Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.
So, join me and spend time with God. Spiritual Exercises are fun, You’ll love it!