For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments
1 John 5:3
When we are obedient, we show God that we love Him and have more faith in Him than we do in ourselves. To obey God means to relinquish hat we want and to choose to do what He asks. God requires the obedience of His followers, and Jesus placed great importance on it. He asked, "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord' and not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). And He issued this challenge: "If you love Me, keep My commandments".
(by Cindy Hess Kasper)
This doesn't mean just following Him on Sundays or when we feel like it, it means (in this very modern term) 24/7 - every single day. However so many, including myself, will say, this little diversion won't hurt - God won't notice. But He does. He can see all. So, unlike when I was a child and could occasionally get up to mischief and my mother remained completely unaware of my naughtiness, God was and is always aware of what I am up to. All those sinful books I read late at night when I thought no one was looking - God was looking. I cannot partake of sin and not be seen.
There is no hiding.
In all we do, follow God and keep his commandments.
To say we follow Jesus Christ
Without attempting to obey
Reveals our lack of faith that He
Will lead us right in every way.
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