Living in truth
“This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience to God’s commands. The command, as you have all heard from the beginning, is that you must all live in love.” (2 John 1:6 GNB)
Love means doing what God has commanded us, and God has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
The subject of love is so important to God, so much so that he talked about it from the beginning.
It’s not a one of activity; love is a lifestyle.
LOVE: To love is to live in the truth; which is to do what God has commanded.
Of all commands, the command to love is the greatest of them all.
We’re instructed to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength.
Heart, because love requires passion. Soul because it requires will and emotions. Strength because love will consume your time; it will burn you out physically.
The second command is to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
It was because God loved us; that is why he sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ to come and die, so his blood will be used as remission of our sins.
Genuine love is not achievable with the flesh, and we need the help of the Holy Spirit.
Love is demanding. And the spirit is the highest source of power that can sustain such a lifestyle. It takes God’s power to love.
KNOWLEDGE: Living in truth also means Knowledge of whom you are.
Knowing that you are the son of a king makes you feel free to talk with your father anytime you want.
You don’t need to take permission if you want to talk or ask your father for anything. He will even be ready to grant his children requests that is if they are the right will.
1 John 5:14 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. The most common way we can communicate with the father is via prayer.
That’s why it is very important we pray always and without getting tired. (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
We also need the Holy Spirit to lead us on what to pray so we don’t pray amidst, and pray according to his will. Take the salvation prayer below if you’re not yet saved to get started.