Beyond the Gospels: 2 John

Today’s Reading: 2 John
(Click on the link to read the verses.)

Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
2 John 6
A few months ago I had this discussion with a loved one. One who says they love, says they respect, says they listen to wisdom. I believe their heart is in the right place. I believe they believe this, but the actions don’t match the words. Without actions words mean nothing… they’re just words. You’ve heard it said, “Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk.” If actions do not align with words, there is no truth in it. 

John’s message is similar. Obedience is the action of love. When we love God, we will make obedience a priority in our life. It doesn’t mean we’ll get it right every time. It means we want to get it right, our hearts yearn to obey the One we love.

I’m sure most of us would answer “Yes!” if I asked, “Do you love God?” What would the answer be if asked, “Does your obedience reflect your love for Him?” Something to ponder as we go about our day. 

Lord, I want to love You. Teach me to walk in Your way.
Obedient and faithful to Your Word.

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