WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”
John 15:10 (ESV)
I AM THE TRUE VINE: KEEP OBEYING HIS WORD
A car mechanic in Mangum, OK answered the distress call of a woman motorist, whose car had stalled. He examined the car and informed her that it was out of gas. “Will it hurt,” she asked, “if I drive it home with the gas tank empty?” This may be a good place to insert a “bless her heart” joke.
Cars, obviously, need fuel to run. And Christians need the Holy Spirit to obey God. Jesus taught that people who abide in His love will keep His commandments. Abiding in God’s love provides the proper motivation for living out God’s word. We don’t obey to earn God’s approval. We obey because we already have God’s approval.
Have you ever felt like you were trying to live the Christian life on “empty”? Have you ever sensed the power of God working through you to obey?
Thank God for His unchanging love for you. Praise Him for power to obey His commands.