May 25: “Loving God and Complying With His Word”

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

2 Samuel 7:1–8:18
John 14:15-31
Psalm 119:33-48
Proverbs 15:33

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

John 14:15 (CSB): “If you love me, you will keep my commands.”

John 14:21 (CSB): “The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father. I also will love him and will reveal myself to him.”

Psalm 119:33-35 (CSB): “Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes, and I will always keep them. Help me understand your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart. Help me stay on the path of your commands, for I take pleasure in it.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Friend, you cannot disconnect a relationship with the Lord from spending time in His Word and obeying it. While an enjoyable relationship with the Lord and compliance with His Word are not the same thing, they are inseparably connected.

Simply put, if you say you love the Lord but aren’t spending much time in your Bible, understanding what it says, and applying it to your life, you really don’t love the Lord.

Someone who genuinely loves the Lord demonstrates that love by doing what their heart craves – spending much time in their Bibles and making the necessary adjustments to conform to its teachings.

This truth is so simple and so clear. Just read the verses I have chosen as Today’s Bible Verses.

I will end this very brief post with God’s Word. I pray that you will spend some extra time in His Word this morning as God is calling you into a love relationship with Himself.

John 14:15 (CSB): “If you love me, you will keep my commands.”

John 14:21 (CSB): “The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father. I also will love him and will reveal myself to him.”

Psalm 119:33-35 (CSB): “Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes, and I will always keep them. Help me understand your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart. Help me stay on the path of your commands, for I take pleasure in it.”

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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