By Peter Kennedy
“Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.” – 1 Corinthians 7:19
In his sermon entitled “Obeying the Commandments – 1 John 2,” Pastor Rick Ezell wrote the following about obedience:
“I read of a housekeeper that went to work for a bachelor. Each day when the man would leave for work, he would leave a list of projects for the housekeeper to complete. In time, the two fell in love and became married. Upon arriving at work, following their wedding, his buddies asked if he left her the list.
He said, ‘No.’
‘Well,’ they said, ‘she will watch television all day and do nothing.’
The newlywed replied, ‘No. She will do all those tasks and more, not because she has to but because she wants. She will do it for love.’”
May your love for Jesus shine through you in all that you do. Today in prayer, seek to follow Jesus Christ in everything you do.
“Holiness does not consist in mystic speculations, enthusiastic fervours, or uncommanded austerities; it consists in thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills.” – John Brown
God’s Word: “We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” – 1 John 2:3-6.