Every Christian claims to love Christ. But are words enough to prove that our love for Him is genuine? According to Jesus, if we love Him we will obey what He has commanded. If we want to know how deeply we love Him, we can examine how eagerly we obey Him. In particular, are we keeping the “new commandment” He left with us, to love one another as He loved us.
Unfortunately, our sinful nature keeps us from obeying and loving. Fortunately, His Spirit is our Helper and enables us to live and love like Jesus lived and loved. He brings us to a place where we obey Him from Love, not from Fear. He gives us peace in knowing we are secure in His love for us. Do you love Jesus? Love one another!