Two All-Beef Patties

Do you like Big Macs?


‘Two all-beef patties’ aren’t my thing, lol. But you will frequently hear me singing that, thanks to Tyler Perry.
For some people, that’s their go-to meal.

It’s all good. Eat what you like to eat.

Likewise, if we want to please someone we serve them things that they like to eat. It’s important to know what they like and what they don’t like.

In the case with our relationship with our Creator, we must seek His face to see what He likes and what He would have us to do with our lives.

The other day, someone asked me if I thought that God was mad at them because they have been doing some things that were ‘against God’.

They said, “I love God. I just be doing ‘this and that’ sometimes”. Then they proceeded to say that there is no way that God could be ‘that mad’ at them…

I do not know, but the conversation with thos young lady took me down a path to look at the relationship between love and obedience.

Of course, I went to the Word.  It’s clear that there is a direct correlation between our love for God and our willingness to obey his commandments.

Matthew 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 15:9
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 19:17
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Mark 7:7
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

1. The 10 Commandments are not obsolete. God mentioned them many times- this is no accident. He is far too intentional for that!

2. ‘Love and commandment keeping’ are seperate entities, both very important. You need both.

3. There is a direct correlation between the two, but they are not equal.

4. Keeping the commandments alone is not love, but keeping the commandments are an indication of our love towards Him.

#IfYouLoveMe #KeepMyCommandments


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