Friday, August 2, 2013

2 John 1:6-7

"And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
2 John 1:6-7

I think it is cool that love is listening to God.  And it is easy to listen to "deceivers," or even deceive ourselves, about the primacy of Jesus Christ in our lives.  We start thinking that it isn't a big deal either way, or that we can look at Christ as a great teacher... not that important whether he was the son of God or not... or we start thinking that it isn't a big deal whether we do good or evil, as long as we apologize for it later sometime.  Or whatever it is.  But our relationship with God is of primary and infinite importance in our lives.  It matters more than anything else, and trying to explain it away or assume that God doesn't care what we do... that's only hurting ourselves by stunting our growth and harming our relationship with God.  God does care about what we do, and he wants us to listen to him and obey him.  Not because he is a power-mad micromanager, but because he is an all-knowing loving father who wants to help us avoid some pain.
Today, let's work on not deceiving ourselves that God is somehow not there, or that his existence doesn't matter.  Let's make sure we give that one fact the primacy it deserves, and look unto God in all that we do.

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