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Love the Lord

and you shall love the Lord your God — Mark 12:30

The commandment is to love the Lord, our God. How can we possibly love God who is love? (1 John 4:8) We could not even come close to measuring up to His love. We are incapable of loving God on our own. We need the help of the Master. With salvation comes the Spirit of God living in us. The love of God living in us enables us to love Him. We can love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) And if we love Him we will keep His commandments — to love the Lord, our God.

John 14:15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Continually seeking Him,


1 John 4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.


1 John 3:23-24

This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:23‭-‬24 NASB

God, Father, You have commanded me to believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ. It is the true work of Yours, Father, that I believe in Jesus whom You sent. It is You who sent the true bread out of heaven. I am gratefully blessed to be called Your child, God, for I believe in the name of Jesus! You, Lord, have commanded to love one another, even as You have loved. By the power of the Holy Spirit abiding in me others will know I am Your disciple by the love I have for others. Holy Spirit teach me as I read the Word. Hide it in my heart so the love of God will truly be perfected in me. I pray I walk in the same manner as Jesus walked with full assurance that I am abiding in Him. Thank You, God, for Your Holy Spirit. John 6:29/John 6:32/John 1:12/John 13:34-35/1 John 2:5-6 NASB

🌹that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:17 NASB

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1 John 3:21-22

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before (toward) God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
1 John 3:21‭-‬22 NASB

Confidence: full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of . . . GOD

Lord God, powerful, faithful, Sovereign are You. I pray for the confidence I find by placing my full trust in You. You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.
I place my confidence in You alone God and will not forget Your works, but will keep Your commandments. I will abide in You, so that when You appear I will stand in confidence and not shrink away from You in shame at Your coming. May I be pleasing in Your sight by the keeping of Your commandments so I may receive in prayer all that I ask because I ask for Your will to be done through me. This I ask in Jesus name, amen.
Psalms 71:5/Psalms 78:7/1 John 2:28 NASB

🌹Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 NASB

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1 John 2:7-8

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
1 John 2:7‭-‬8 NASB

God, Your commandment of old to love one another has been a difficult task as evidenced in Your word. Division, war, deceit have separated Your people from one another and from You. The commandment to love one another diminished to the point of needing renewal mant times.
Now a new commandment has been given to love one another. A love demonstrated my Your Son, Jesus Christ. He was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. We all, Lord God, were formerly darkness, but now we, Your children, are Light in Jesus; because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining!! God, I pray we walk as children of Light so the world will know we are Your disciples because of our love for one another. As we love one another by the love of Christ in us Jesus grows brighter and brighter and the darkness passes away. Help me to love as You love, Jesus, so Your Light shines to a dark and needy world. May Your love abound in me I pray, amen.
John 13:34‭/John 1:9/Ephesians 5:8/John 13:35 NASB

🌹“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you”.
John 15:12 NASB

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To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits. Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 

Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

1 Samuel 13:5‭-‬14 NASB

Do we allow our impatience and anxiousness to turn us to disobey God?

🌹Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22 NASB

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Fear & Awe

Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalms 33:8‭-‬9 NASB

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Genesis 1:3 NASB
There are multiple times God spoke and it was done throughout the Bible. Genesis chapter one God spoke all creation into being. God spoke and created mankind:
Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.
Psalms 148:5 NASB

God spoke and it was done! Wow! Should we not stand in awe of Him?

🌹Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Psalms 96:9 NASB

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God Speaks to You

The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”
Exodus 4:11‭-‬12 NASB

For I (Jesus) did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
John 12:49 NASB

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
John 16:13 NASB

🌹From the Old Testament through the New Testament God has always spoken to His children. Today is not different. God speaks through His Holy Spirit to us. Are we listening and obeying?

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Friend Of Jesus

You are My friends if you do what I command you.
John 15:14 NASB

“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you”.
John 15:12 NASB

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 NASB

Have you experienced the love of God? His love for you is so great that He, Jesus, left the glory of heaven, emptied Himself by becoming a bond-servant. He humbled Himself by allowing the world He created to nail Him to a cross where He died. His human body beaten. Spit on and despised by the very creation He created. Even in this victory over death many are still trying to nail Him to the cross.

He laid down His life so that we could experience sweet fellowship with Him. That abundant love and fellowship we experience with Jesus is to overflow to others. Just like Jesus. He commands it.

🌹Are you a friend of Jesus?

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Do You Know God?

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  1 John 2:3‭-‬4 NASB

“To know Him is to love Him”.

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.    John 14:15 NASB

What are His commandments? How do we know?

We have to open the word of God and read it.

To know, do and keep His commandments we have to know them.

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:5‭-‬6 NASB

By the abiding Spirit of God in you the word of God is understood. Trust the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to the understanding of God’s word and walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the manner that He walked, described in the Holy Word of God.

🌹 Experience the fullness of Christ abiding in you through prayer and the Word of God.

Continually Seeking Him,


Love One Another

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 NASB

but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.   John 14:31 NASB

This I command you, that you love one another.   John 15:17 NASB

Jesus kept the commandments of the Father to show the world His love for the Father. He has commanded His disciples to love one another. By this love for one another all mankind will know we are God’s disciples.

🌹 Are you demonstrating God’s love to the world by obeying His command to love your fellow brothers and sisters?

These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.              John 15:11 NASB