Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey my commandments” (John 14:15 God’s Word).

Depending on what you are this will mean different things. Are you a legalist? anarchist? rebel? groupie? bohemian? servant? controller?

Cross John 3_16Jesus is the monarch supreme, the Alpha leader and the biggest cheese. So what you are isn’t the issue, unless you are so self-centric you cannot give respect to the Saviour over your own opinions.

This example, I hope, will show what this means. I love my family. I have always done the best I can for them. Now, I suppose that legally and morally I was obligated to do so. But I did my best, not for law or duty, but because I loved them, a lot.

So I don’t do good things because I must. I do the best I can because I love Jesus so much.

And when I screw up royally I turn around and look at the sadness of God, who beams brightly when erasing the record of my miss. And then I know again that I am loved.

“Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Place my yoke over your shoulders, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble. Then you will find rest for yourselves because my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 God’s Word).