Love Jesus

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21)

We do not develop, cultivate, or prove our love for Christ by keeping His commandments. By work, work, work. But rather, we keep His commandments by loving Him. This is our priority. LOVE Jesus Christ with our whole heart. Action follows naturally and spontaneously as we love Him. Sincerely. Without hypocrisy. What will it be? A focus on works, or Christ? A life of labor, or love?



Complete in Him

Our behavior does not improve our standing with God, but rather, standing with God, improves our behavior. It is Christ in us. Perfected in Him.



Wait!

Feeling weak? Weary? Perhaps unusable? Be encouraged. “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).



Don’t Go Back!

O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:1-3)

Not long after many of the Galatians believed in Jesus Christ, many of them reverted back to attempting to please God through good deeds and obedience to the law.

We cannot do one thing to improve on our righteous standing with God. Jesus Christ has once and for all satisfied the just and holy demands of God.

As we bask in this unmerited favor, let us be constrained by gracefulness and love to serve Him.



Stand on the Rock

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27)

Be wise. Whether home, a career, or a ministry, build it up on Christ the solid rock. Know Him, love Him, seek Him, follow Him, and obey Him.