John 14:15-21

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14th chapter 21st verse tells us that we are to express love for Jesus by obeying His commands.

To love Him wholeheartedly, we must develop a lifestyle of obedience.

Let’s look at four aspects of such a lifestyle.

1. Our trust in the Father grows.

This confidence comes from believing that the Lord is who Scripture says He is. And God’s Word tells us that He is good—as well as faithful to keep His promises (2 Cor. 1:20). Psalm 86:15 calls Him merciful, gracious, loving, and slow to anger. His character remains unchanged by difficult or hard-to-understand circumstances (Heb. 13:8).

2. We develop a deepening ability to wait on the Lord.

Delays can be hard in our I-want-it-now culture. But we must resist temptation and wait on Him instead of running ahead.

3. We commit to obey God.

Without such a resolve, we’ll vacillate at decision time or allow fear to prevent us from choosing His way.

4. Our study of Scripture becomes consistent.

The Bible reveals God’s priorities, commands, and warnings. It acts as a light, illuminating His chosen path for us while revealing obstacles and dangers along the way (Ps.119:105). Without it, we are like a person who walks in the woods at night without a flashlight.

Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean that obedience to the Lord is automatic.

It’s a lifelong process of growing in our trust and patiently waiting on Him before we act.
This requires a steadfast commitment to obey so that we can say no to ungodly choices and yes to God.

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