Fulfill all God’s Commands
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.1 John 5:3
It is important that we live by God’s commands, not deleting or changing any commands. Some people delete and change God’s commands to please others or to please themselves. This is very dangerous because God will judge us by his commands in the Bible, and he will not take into account our changes or deletions. God is our judge for eternal life.
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. (John 14:21 ESV) We show our love to God by keeping his commands, and his commands change us to be like Jesus with a heart filled with God’s love. We start living as guided by the Spirit, being a light in this world, and the Lord fills our hearts with his divine love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7) Keeping God’s commands will fill our hearts with his love, and his commands will become natural to us. Fulfilling the Lord’s commands is now the priority in our life, and we live for Christ. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) This verse describes a Christian that lives for Christ.
There are people who don’t change the Word but refuse to obey a certain command. They simply ignore it and go on with life with an out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude. This is very dangerous because God makes no exception to his commands. We are told to obey his commands which includes all commands. If we follow the Spirit, Christ will guide us to fulfill all the commands because God desires to change our hearts. It’s important our hearts change because we live out of our hearts, and God listens to our hearts which is reflected by our thoughts.
Always pray for the Lord’s power to fulfill God’s commands because we can’t fulfill God’s commands on your own power. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8) If we try to obey God’s commands and we ask for the Lord’s divine power, we will succeed in obeying. When our hearts are filled with God’s love, all his commands become desirable and easy because it is our new Godly nature.
Today, seek to obey God’s commands and pray for the Spirit’s guidance. It will help if you make a list of God’s commands, and then pray for specific commands that you find difficult. Examples include love your enemies (Matthew 5:44-48) and respect others as better than self (Philippians 2:3).
Prayer: Lord, help me to fulfill all commands with a heart of love. Continue to make me more like Jesus where the commands describe my new character. In Jesus’ name, Amen.