Posted: June 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

I received a great devotional today in my email box and thought I would share it with you all:

Perhaps the key passage on Jesus’ demand for implicit obedience is John 15:14-15: 15: “You are My friends, if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”

It is vital to understand that Jesus was not suggesting that obedience makes someone His friend—as if His favor could be earned through service. He was saying, however, that obedience is a singular proof that someone is His friend. Implicit obedience to His commandments is the necessary, expected, and natural fruit of genuine love for Him. It is also therefore the telltale mark of authentic saving faith.

This is what it means to be obedient to Jesus’s command.  Very cool!  I’m going to try to strive for full Obedience daily!


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