Once upon a time there were two sisters who were married to kind, gentle men. The older sister told her husband that she loved him but she would cheat on him every chance she got. He would ask her to do something and she would just scoff and tell him to do it himself, but every night before bed she would cuddle up to him and sweetly say – “I love you”.
Her sister, on the other hand, was faithful to her husband, not giving other men a second look. He would ask her to do something and she would try her best to do it. She tried to make her husband happy. If she wasn’t able to do something perfectly that he asked her to do, he was understanding and forgiving. Helping her. Guiding her. At night she would cuddle up to her husband and say, “I love you”.
My questions to you, the reader, are – Who really loves their husband? Do you think each husband knows which of them is really loved?
Our Maker is our husband and He loves us so much that He has provided us an instruction manuel. He doesn’t expect us to blindly guess what makes Him happy or what He expects from us, His spouse. He lovingly taught Adam and Adam passed it to his children and grandchildren through Shem, but along the way His word got diluted so that He finally had Moses give us the copy in stone; written with His own finger. We have His Word today.
Just saying you love Him is not enough. He is not fooled.
Love is a verb.
John 14:21 - "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
John 14:23 - Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me."