"If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands
and remain in his love."
But God’s extravagant love motivates me to follow hard after Him.
Love motivates like that. It transforms the most rebellious heart into a pliable, relenting, penitent heart. When you read of murderers and adulterers, liars and cheaters, ungrateful ones and unforgiving ones in the Bible whose lives were changed, it wasn’t because they finally kept the law perfectly. It was because the love of Christ came to bear on their lives, and they went out thankfully from there, obedient and changed.
"JEHOVAH'S PERFECT LAW/ RESTORES THE SOUL AGAIN./ HIS TESTIMONY SURE/ GIVES WISDOM UNTO MEN."
(LOWELL MASON, 1822)
Bible In A Year
- Deuteronomy 11-12
- Psalm 85
- Acts 8