THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

Wife to husband at breakfast, "Honey, since you sent Ruff to obedience school, he brings in the paper every morning."

Husband, "Yes. He learned some good things."

Wife, "But we don't subscribe to the paper!"

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SCRIPTURE_____________________________________________________

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
KJV

1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
KJV

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THOUGHT_________________________________________________________

We express our LOVE for Christ through OBEDIENCE.
Obedience to Christ is not "grievous," or burdensome, because we LOVE Him.

We don't first comprehend the commandments of God.
We are FIRST taught LOVE for God.
Through love for Him, we grasp DOING for Him.

1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
KJV

Jesus expressed His love for us by vicariously dying on the cross.
That's selfless giving.
We express our love for Jesus by dying to self and serving Him.
That's selfless giving.

The commandments of God BEGIN with loving Him.
Because of that love, His commandments are "grievous," or heavy.
They are JOY!

It's a joy to SERVE Christ because we LOVE Him!
Therefore, we express our love through: study of His Word, prayer, attendance and work in His church, caring for others, giving, and evangelism.

Love ya,
Bruce