Friday, August 21, 2009

Do you Love Jesus?

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

Such a simple statement made by our Lord but the implications are huge. Most Christians claim a love for Jesus but do we truly love him? We evidence our lack of love for Jesus when we fail to keep His commandments. When we engage in destructive behavior, smoking, drinking, overeating, drugs use, we are failing to show our love for Him and the precious gift of life that he has given us. When we allow our thoughts or our deeds to descend it to immoral sexual behavior, fornication, homosexuality, adultery, we are failing in our love for Jesus. When we lie, cheat and steal we are telling Jesus that we do not love Him. He sacrificed all for us but most Christians do not want to be inconvenienced by his commandments. Preferring instead to interpret their own form of righteousness. Jesus makes it simple “If ye love me keep my commandments” which conversely means if you don’t keep His commandments you do not love Him. That is your choice but don’t be a hypocrite and claim love that does not exist. Remember your actions speak louder than your words.

Thank you for allowing me to ramble. Pastor Jay.