S E P T E M B E R 2 7
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. (1 John 5:1-2)
Motivation is just as important as instruction for obedience that truly pleases God. While he has instructed us through his Word regarding the right actions to take, God also motivates us to do his will out of gratitude for his love and grace! God’s heart cannot be bought by our good deeds. That’s bribery!
Instead, true obedience is always a loving response to God’s grace rather than an attempt to earn it. The heart that comprehends the greatness of God’s grace loves him. And that love for God compels us to live for him and walk in his ways.
Because when we love God, we love those he loves and what he loves!
Prayer: Father, I’m grateful that you have made me part of your family. May I show my love for you by loving and serving them!
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