The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 66

107 truths about God, the world, and you.

66: Respecting God’s way blesses you.

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“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. …”
John 15:12-13 NKJV

Keeping the heart of the fifth commandment, obedience to God’s view of authority and its use, beginning at home, comes with a blessing of long life and abundance.

Believers set on seeking the treasures of God find His blessings, in both this world and the world to come, when they follow His Way.

“… So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
John 13:34-35 NLT

All God’s law is the way of love (Galatians 5:14). Loving others with whatever authority God gives you, or puts you under, glorifies Him and leads to a life of abundant joy (Matthew 13:44).

Do you find yourself experiencing the blessing of abundant life here and now?
Consider why or why not. Could it be related to your attitude toward authority and love?

[Feature Image Photo by Joshua Lewis on Unsplash]

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