Sometimes I find it hard to be obedient to the command of Jesus.

It is hard at times to walk in the truth that Jesus is King and Lord of my life for all that I am must submit to His position. This is why Churches can be deceived by talking about God and God’s love but at the same time leaving Jesus Christ out of their conversation. Jesus Christ demands attention on the cross and the forgiveness of sin and sinful lifestyles so if we just not talk about Him and His work then we can carry on regardless under God’s love, can’t we?!

“It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” (2 John v 4-6)

The ‘antichrists’ have not deceived everyone. John has heard that the church which Jesus died for is still alive and continuing in the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and they are called to love one another in the light of that truth.

So I remind myself this morning:

  • To love is a command, it isn’t an option no matter how difficult that ‘fellow believer’ is.
  • To love needs persistence, I have to keep going even though I want to walk away and wash my hands of loving that person.
  • To love means to walk it out, it is to do things practically, words and actions, living out the commandment means you can see the love.

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