Thursday, July 10, 2014

Motivation for Obedience

Do all things with love.” -Og Mandino

We obey God for one of two reasons: fear or love.  Fear says, “I’d really regret to find out what’d happen to me if I do the wrong thing (I may lose my marriage, job, health, credibility, etc.), so I’ll do the right thing.”  Love says, “It’s because God first loved me (John 3:16) that I’ll return that love to obey Him.” Just as you’re motivated to please people you love, aim to please the God you love. 

If you love me, obey my commandments (John14:15, NLT).

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