No.1 Obey the Commands

The commands of Jesus are the Mark, the target for the perfect life. To aim for and to hit the Mark is to conform to the image and likeness of God. To ignore, neglect, or miss the Mark is to sin. The commands provide stepping stones through earthly life, upon which the child of God survives tempests and deflects the boomeranging darts of pride. Adhering to the Mark aspiring immortals gain victory.

  They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.   John 14:21, John 15:10  The first command is to obey the commands. However often we say we love God, we fool ourselves when we do not take the commands seriously. Unless we obey the commands, our love is fraudulent and will tarnish and thus we risk damnation. We disobey the commands because of too much pride and not enough trust. Obey Christ’s commands to be loved by God, the Father, and to get to know Him. It is like the sun shining through you.

They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.

John 14:21, John 15:10

The first command is to obey the commands. However often we say we love God, we fool ourselves when we do not take the commands seriously. Unless we obey the commands, our love is fraudulent and will tarnish and thus we risk damnation. We disobey the commands because of too much pride and not enough trust. Obey Christ’s commands to be loved by God, the Father, and to get to know Him. It is like the sun shining through you.