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John 15:9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

Jesus gives us a command. We are to remain in His love. How do we remain in His love? Some may have different meanings of how we are to remain in His love. Let the bible define itself.

John 15:10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

When we obey His commandments, we remain in His love. This scripture makes followers of the Law of Moses happy. They think they have a scripture telling new testament Christians to follow God’s commandments. Let’s look closely. These are the commandments of Jesus. The commandments given by God to Moses are different from the commandments of Jesus. So what are the commandments of Jesus? Let the bible define itself.

John 15:12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.

Jesus tells us we follow His commandments by loving each other the same way He loves us. It’s not wearing certain clothing, eating certain foods, or praying 5 times a day. He tells us we follow His commandments by loving each other. To be certain no one incorrectly interprets His meaning, He double downs His statement in verse 17 saying, This is my command: Love each other (John 15:17).

Putting it all together, we remain in Jesus’ love by loving others the way He loves us.

Don’t leave interpretations of scripture strictly to ministers or our own understanding. Allow the bible to define itself so that all believers can be on the same page with God’s word.

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October 2022
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