God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

Why Jesus Said ‘If You Love Me Keep My Commandments’

If you love me, keep my commandments.

– John 14:15

When turning on the news or scrolling through social media “love” is not quite the overriding theme of the day. Dissension, animosity, and chaos bring to light the condition of our world.

The timeless beauty of the Bible reveals the same cultural struggles as we experience today. Reading through the Bible we find stories of war, division, and opposition.

Thankfully, we do find the overarching theme of “love” in the Bible. God’s love for His creation and desire for us to always remain with Him drove him to sacrifice his own Son, in the name of love, as punishment for our sin.

The Bible tells us that while love may not always be present, it should always be the goal.

What Does ‘If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments’ Mean?

In the New Testament, Jesus gives many commands regarding love. In John 13:34, Jesus tells the disciples to “love one another.” One chapter later, in John 14:15, Jesus says, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (NKJV)

Jesus was sharing a final meal with his friends and his final words to them centered around love. Jesus did not take these commands lightly.

Jesus told the disciples that to show their love for God, they had to keep His commandments. He was sharing with them the calling God has placed on their lives and all our lives. Jesus was preparing them for his absence. He would no longer physically be with them, but they were to go on loving others to reflect God’s love on the world.

What Commandments Is Jesus Speaking of in John 14:15?

The “commands” Jesus referred to were not specifically the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai in the book of Deuteronomy. In Matthew 22:34-40 Jesus was approached by Pharisees (religious leaders) who were trying to trick him. They were attempting to get Jesus to admit his teachings were false. So they asked Jesus which commandment, given to them by Moses, was the most important.

Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

The command to love God and love others encompasses all Ten Commandments.

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How Jesus Demonstrated Love throughout the Scriptures

Jesus spent his ministry demonstrating love for others and reflecting the love of God. In John 4, at the beginning of his travels, Jesus brings his disciples to a town of outcasts, hated by the rest of Jewish society. Jews avoided the town of Samaria as if they were infected with disease. Their cause for hate was due to their religious differences.

Opposing beliefs caused the Jewish people to travel the longer route around Samaria to avoid any interaction. Samaritans were not allowed to travel to Jerusalem to enter the synagogue for any festivals.

Jesus purposely sits down at the well of Jacob on the outskirts of the town. The well is in the Jewish lineage, built by Jacob—one of the Patriarchs of the Jewish faith. The God Jacob worshipped, waits to speak to an ostracized Samaritan woman who also happened to be shunned by her town as well. Their differences were astounding: male and female…Hebrew Jew and Samaritan…pure and sinful.

She had been shown the wrong kind of love from six different men. Jesus intended to show her the love of God by speaking to her and treating her kindly. The water she came to collect from the well did nothing for her life of filth. The water Jesus offered would cleanse her from the inside out.

Jesus’ overflowing love for the woman at the well reflected the love God had for her.

She ran into town, proclaiming that same love on everyone she encountered. Obeying God’s command to love one another proves our love for God to the point of having an overflowing love for everyone. God’s love through us crosses barriers and wipes away opposition.

Seeing Sin and Serving Anyway

Jesus showed his love for his disciples by seeing their sin and serving them anyway. The chapter before Jesus tells them to keep his commandments by loving others, he demonstrated his love for them in a way no one would ever do.

He washed their feet. The feet were the dirtiest parts of the body. The task of washing feet was not even given to the servants in any culture during that time. Jesus did this as a metaphor to show his love and willingness to gently care for them.

Jesus knew his disciples would run and hide. He knew one would betray him and another would deny him three times. He loved them and washed their feet anyway.

Without hesitation, Jesus cares for the filthiest parts of us because He loves us. Just as he cared for the dirty sin of the Samaritan woman, he sees our sin and still chooses to love us anyway. In response, we should be willing to humbly demonstrate that same love for one another—no matter our differences and sins.

Peter demanded that Jesus not wash his feet. Jesus responded, unless Peter allows Jesus to wash his feet, he could not be a part of the calling God had on his life. We must be willing to allow Jesus to cleanse our dirtiest, most sinful areas in our lives so that we could interact with and love others despite their sin.

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Through Any Trial, Disciples Are Known by Love

In the final hours, Jesus and his disciples were together, Jesus had an abundance of wisdom to share with them. They were all about to encounter some excruciatingly difficult and painful circumstances…and Jesus was trying to prepare them for what was to come.

They were about to witness the ultimate hate crime. Their beloved teacher, the Son of God, was going to be humiliated, beaten, and nailed to a cross. Jesus was hated by those who disagreed with his message. Jesus knew that hate should not be met with hate, but with love. By telling them “If you love me you will keep my commandments,” Jesus meant that they must choose to love the people who will arrest, beat, and kill him in the next few hours.

Jesus taught them for three years, so naturally, everyone knew that they were his disciples—because they walked with him as his students. In Jesus’ absence, however, they would need to be identified as Jesus’ disciples by how they loved.

Those who would end Jesus’ life would also be some of the first people the disciples would share God’s love with, in the book of Acts. They would preach the saving love of Jesus Christ to the same Pharisees who put Jesus on the cross.

How Is Keeping Jesus’ Commandments an Expression of Love?

Jesus’ command to love others was clear. “If you love me, you’ll keep my commands.” In other words, if you do not keep God’s commandments to love, you do not love God.

When we obey God by loving others, Jesus continues in John 14:16, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth.” In Jesus’ absence, as we reflect the love of God to those around us, we will receive the Holy Spirit to guide our lives. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we continue to fulfill the calling God has given each of us, loving others with the abundance of love God has given us.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can love those who may not agree with our political positions. We can overflow God’s love to those who are the most difficult to treat with kindness. Then we are fulfilling God’s call on our lives, to reflect His love on those who feel the least loved.

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Not a Chore but a Choice

When we obey God’s commands out of duty or obligation, love can become a chore. Some people are easier to love than others. At times, we are one of those hard to love people. God made clear what our motivation for loving others should be.

When His Son gave His life as a punishment for this sin of the world, the sacrifice of Jesus was the ultimate act of love. He died for all of us, especially those who are the hardest to love, those who commit crimes, those who oppose our political convictions, and those who differ from our morals and values.

Jesus Christ’s death serves as a bridge of love over every difference and opposition between all of us.

Prayer to Answer Jesus’ Invitation to ‘Keep My Commandments’

Dear God, help me to love others the way You love them. Help me to step over racial, political, and religious barriers to show Your love. I love You and I want to demonstrate that love by keeping your commands to love others. Thank you for the demonstration of love by sending your Son to die on the cross for my sins. May your love for me overflow onto those around me. Amen.

We all need help loving others the way God has called us to love. God sees the filth of our sin and chooses to love us anyway. Jesus’ death on the cross cleanses us from the inside out, the ultimate demonstration of love.

Jesus’ sacrifice bridges gaps and crosses barriers. That is what love does. Pray and ask God to help His love overflow through you, to others around you.

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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