Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Keep My Commands"...

Jesus said this in John 14:15 - 15 “If you love me, keep my commands.

So, what are some of the things He said for us to do:
Matthew 22:37 - 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Matthew 22:39 - 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

There are a few other commands, like the 10 commandments, since Jesus is God in the flesh. I guess we have to read the Word to find out what His commandments really are. So I find this interesting:
John 14:24 - 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.  Go back and read John 14:15 again:  15 “If you love me, keep my commands.

So I can only conclude that if we do not obey His teaching, that we do not really love Him, based on John 14:24.  I would ask you what you think about this, but in reality, it doesnt matter what you or I think.  It matters what He said.  

I think I need to go back and make sure I know what His commands were.  It might be important.


  1. Hi Shane, I read your testimony and I agree on all your reasoning.
    Thank you for standing up for God and for this blog!
    I believe we should obey God's 10 commandments as they stand and all other commands that He directly instructed.

    Of course some laws / commands have fallen away that had to do with sacrificial laws etc. but direct commands from God cannot and should not be taken up lightly,

    A question, does all 10 commandments apply to us or not?

    Should we keep the 4'th commandment ( Saturday / 7'th day Sabbath )

    As you said it is safer to obey God's commands than following or agreeing with the masses.

    1. Hi JG. Thanks for reading. Personally, I think God knows more than I do. So my view is that if He said to rest on the seventh day, He must know something we don't. I don't always do this, but I'm thinking I need to. I don't know the reasons behind it, but my view is that it'd He did it, then we should do it. I agree that we are 'free from the law', but that we still should obey the law. Including what makes sense. I'm thinking we can eat pork now, but that doesn't mean it's good for you (and I love pork). Same, to me, goes for the Sabbath. Now that it's my best reasoning on the subject, but I don't know 100%.


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