“If you love me, keep my commands.” – John 14:15 NIV
God’s love for us goes beyond our comprehension. Jesus loves us and died for us so that we might live.
There is nothing that we can do to equal that sacrifice, but we can live with a grateful heart. When we express our gratitude by following God’s law, it’s not out of obligation. We don’t have to follow His commandments; we follow His law because the more we love like Jesus, the more our desires change.
Instead of being critical of others, when we love like Jesus, our relationships improve.
The ten commandments benefit us. They are not a set of arbitrary rules that God gave us.
When we honor our fathers and mothers, our lives are happier and longer. The Lord is pleased when we love Him so much that we desire to love the way He does, a little more each day.
Although we can never earn our way into heaven, we can love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and souls.
We want to be like Him, not because we fear consequences, but because we appreciate that He died for us, no matter what. He loves us more than anything else in the world. Amen.