Loving God means doing what He says

John 14:15  “If you love me, keep my commands.

BREAKDOWN: In high school I had to obey a lot of my mother’s rules. I had to wash dishes after school, take the garbage to the trash chute in the hallway (we lived in the projects), clean the bathroom, complete all my homework before hanging out and a million other things she had me do. I was raised in a single-family home and, as I grew older, I realized that the rules my mother put in place not only helped me learn about responsibility, but they also helped to make her day easier. Because I loved her, it was easy for me to do what she asked of me.

In this scripture, Jesus tells us that if we love Him, then we should obey his instructions. The Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew and the New Testament mainly in Greek and Aramaic. Looking at “obey” in those languages will offer you a little more insight into the meaning of the word. In this case, the Greek word of command is “entole”; which means, “to instruct, order, or require”. So, Jesus is saying that if we love Him, we will do what He instructs or what He requires of us. We will do it simply because He has said that we should do it because, at the end of the day, we do love Him, right?

Just like I listened to and did what my mother instructed me to do when I was younger (and even now), we all have to do whatever God has instructed, especially “if” we truly love God.

LIVE IT OUT: Today, be mindful of God’s laws and commandments (what is right and what is wrong) and focus on doing what God says, not what you or your friends believe to be right. Today, focus on every action and obey Him with your life because Love is obedience.

PRAYER: Lord, today help me to identify the ways I can obey you at all costs. God let me please you today with my obedience of your commandments and your laws. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Greek Word: Obey = Hupakouo, “hoop-ak-oo’o” ”

BREAKDOWN: In high school I had to obey a lot of my mother’s rules. I had to wash dishes after school, take the garbage to the trash chute in the hallway (we lived in the projects), clean the bathroom, complete all my homework before hanging out and a million other things she had me do. I was raised in a single-family home and, as I grew older, I realized that the rules my mother put in place not only helped me learn about responsibility, but they also helped to make her day easier. Because I loved her, it was easy for me to do what she asked of me.

In this scripture, Jesus tells us that if we love Him, then we should obey his instructions. The Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew and the New Testament mainly in Greek and Aramaic. Looking at “obey” in those languages will offer you a little more insight into the meaning of the word. In this case, the Greek word of command is “entole”; which means, “to instruct, order, or require”. So, Jesus is saying that if we love Him, we will do what He instructs or what He requires of us. We will do it simply because He has said that we should do it because, at the end of the day, we do love Him, right?

Just like I listened to and did what my mother instructed me to do when I was younger (and even now), we all have to do whatever God has instructed, especially “if” we truly love God.

LIVE IT OUT: Today, be mindful of God’s laws and commandments (what is right and what is wrong) and focus on doing what God says, not what you or your friends believe to be right. Today, focus on every action and obey Him with your life because Love is obedience.

PRAYER: Lord, today help me to identify the ways I can obey you at all costs. God let me please you today with my obedience of your commandments and your laws. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Greek Word: Obey = Hupakouo, “hoop-ak-oo’o” ”

BREAKDOWN: In high school I had to obey a lot of my mother’s rules. I had to wash dishes after school, take the garbage to the trash chute in the hallway (we lived in the projects), clean the bathroom, complete all my homework before hanging out and a million other things she had me do. I was raised in a single-family home and, as I grew older, I realized that the rules my mother put in place not only helped me learn about responsibility, but they also helped to make her day easier. Because I loved her, it was easy for me to do what she asked of me.

In this scripture, Jesus tells us that if we love Him, then we should obey his instructions. The Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew and the New Testament mainly in Greek and Aramaic. Looking at “obey” in those languages will offer you a little more insight into the meaning of the word. In this case, the Greek word of command is “entole”; which means, “to instruct, order, or require”. So, Jesus is saying that if we love Him, we will do what He instructs or what He requires of us. We will do it simply because He has said that we should do it because, at the end of the day, we do love Him, right?

Just like I listened to and did what my mother instructed me to do when I was younger (and even now), we all have to do whatever God has instructed, especially “if” we truly love God.

LIVE IT OUT: Today, be mindful of God’s laws and commandments (what is right and what is wrong) and focus on doing what God says, not what you or your friends believe to be right. Today, focus on every action and obey Him with your life because Love is obedience.

PRAYER: Lord, today help me to identify the ways I can obey you at all costs. God let me please you today with my obedience of your commandments and your laws. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Greek Word: Obey = Hupakouo, “hoop-ak-oo’o” “

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