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.
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.
– 1 John 3:23-24
Here we have the commandments of God
summed up in terms of love for Jesus
and love for one another.
Faith and love cannot be separated;
and our Lord Himself told us what would mark His disciples out
– our love for one another.
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)
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 Counselor,
to be with you for ever.” (Jn 14:15-16)
Lord Jesus, You are my Lord and my God.
I believe in You Lord,
and I believe…I know…that Your Spirit abides in me.
Lord, I believe – please help me keep Your commandments.
Lord, I believe- please help me love all others.
Lord, I do believe – help me overcome my unbelief!.