Shema…

Have you ever wondered why parents feel disrespected whenever their child(ren) do not listen to them? Or why students get reprimanded for refusing to follow carefully laid out instructions?

1 John 5:2-3

[2]  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
[3]  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
(ESV)

Refusal to heed instructions is a sign of disobedience and it is capable of also meaning that you do not love the person you disobeyed.

Having love in your heart for someone means you are endeared to them, that you trust their counsel for you in whatever season of life. Obedience as an act starts from a place of trust, if not, why would you willingly obey someone you don’t trust?

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

[4]  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
[5]  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
(ESV)

As believers, our perfect love model is Jesus Christ. To the Father, He showed His love a hundred percent even when His physical strength and fleshly desire to go against the ultimate plan came calling at the last minute.

How many times have you broken the Father’s heart through disobedience? How many times have you followed your desires, ambition, and mind against the will of the Father?

Romans 8:35

[35]  Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
(MSG)

Since the month started, I have been deliberate on centering my write-ups on love, and it has been expository.

Conclusively, no matter how far you’ve gone on the path of disobedience, the Father still loves you and He’s calling out to you, come back to Him now.

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