joy keeping the commandment of love

John 15


This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

When we just hear the part about how we need to keep "His commandment" in order to abide in Him, then we might misunderstand and get all upset trying to find out all the unpleasant religious things we think we need to do for the Lord.

"His commandment" does not consist of written rules to weigh us down and harm is, but it is the law of love written on our hearts. His commandment is that we would have the kind of care for other people, that we would give up our own selfish comfort to do what would be best for them. That is actually where real joy is found, because ...It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

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