“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 John 3:23-24

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TODAY’S WORD…

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His commandments are these:

that we believe

in the name of His Son Jesus Christ

and that we love one another

as He told us to.

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Whoever keeps His commandments

lives in God

and God lives in Him.

We know that He lives in us

by the Spirit that He has given us.

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– 1 John 3:23-24 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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Here we have the commandments of God

summed up in terms of love for Jesus

and love for one another.

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Faith and love cannot be separated;

and our Lord Himself told us what would mark His disciples out:

our love for one another.

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Keeping the commandments

confirms to the Christian

that he or she is abiding in God.

Jesus tells us,

"If you keep my commandments,

you will abide in my love." (Jn 15:10)

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Keeping the commandments

ensures that God abides in my soul

by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus tells me,

"If you love me

you will keep my commandments.

And I will pray to the Father,

and He will give you another Counsellor,

to be with you for ever." (Jn 14:15-16).

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Break my chains, Lord, come live in me.

I want to live in Your love!

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