Keeping God's Commandments

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Keeping God's Commandments

Finding Unity Together

Posted by: CDFWarrington on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 2:41PM

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By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
(1 John 2:3)

Keeping God's commandments is a fundamental aspect of demonstrating our love for Him. It shows that we are willing to submit to His will and follow His teachings. In fact, Jesus Himself said, "If you love me, keep my commands" (John 14:15).

Keeping God's commandments is a fundamental aspect of demonstrating our love for Him.

Later on in his gospel, John also recorded Jesus saying, "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love.... This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:10,12)

By following God's commandments, we not only show our love for Him, we also show love for one another. God's commandments are not arbitrary rules to follow, but rather a guide to living a fulfilling and righteous life. Here are some additional reasons why keeping God's commandments are important:

  • It helps us avoid sin and temptation: God's commandments are designed to help us avoid sinful behavior and avoid the traps of temptation that can lead us away from Him.
  • It sets a positive example for others: By living according to God's standards, we can inspire others to do the same and help spread His love and wisdom to those around us.
  • It strengthens our relationship with others: By obeying God's commandments, one of which is to love others, we cultivate deeper connections with those around us.
  • It strengthens our relationship with God: When we follow God's commandments, we draw closer to Him and deepen our relationship with Him.

Ultimately, keeping God's commandments is an act of faith and trust in Him. It demonstrates our willingness to surrender our own will to His and to follow His path for our lives.

Through obedience, we grow closer to God and can experience His love and blessings in our lives. It's important to note that obedience should not be blind, and we should always strive to understand the reasons behind the rules we are following. By seeking to gain knowledge and wisdom, we can deepen our faith and develop a stronger relationship with God.

Obeying God's commands can be challenging at times, especially when they conflict with our own desires or the expectations of others. It requires a steadfast commitment to putting God first in our lives and trusting in His wisdom and guidance.

As human beings, we are often guided by our own desires and the expectations of those around us, making it difficult to follow God's commands. However, it is important to remember that God's commands are designed to lead us towards a fulfilling and meaningful life. By putting our trust in Him and following His guidance, we can overcome the challenges that come our way.

The Church, the fellowship of believers, offers many ways to show unity through helping one another follow God's commandments. Here are a few ways to help stay committed to following God's commands:

  • Regularly read and study the Bible together to gain a deeper understanding of God's commands
  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your commitment to obeying God's commands
  • Pray regularly with one another for strength and guidance to stay on the right path
  • Be willing to make sacrifices for others and putting God first, even when it is difficult

Remember, obeying God's commands is not always easy, but it is worth it in the end. By staying committed and trusting in Him, we can live a life that is truly fulfilling and pleasing to God.

As we strive to keep His commandments, may we be strengthened by His grace and empowered by His Spirit to live a life that honors Him.