‘if you love someone, you will want to know more about them right?’
we command as if love is something to be proven, we guilt-trip as if one’s heart could be blackmailed.
who can understand the depths of the human heart? who can tell it to love what it ought to, or feel what it ought to feel?
no, God only You can.
stay my mouth should i misuse the words of Your Son when i tell people to read the Word, and in doing so hope to prove their love for you to me.
love preceeds obedience – love preceeds all.
only when there is love can we obey your commands.
and who can help the heart love, but You?
so to those who already love, joyfully step into the commands of your king and saviour, delight in His Word and savour every mouthful you receive by grace.
and to those who do not love, read and see the glory of the One who deserves it all, and step into the joy of your Master that He has bought for you.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me;anything in my name, I will do it.
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
help us love O God, help us love!