David Jeremiah Devotional 9th January 2023 – Love and Obedience

David Jeremiah Devotional 9th January 2023
David Jeremiah Devotional 9th January 2023 Monday Turning Point Message

As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)

TOPIC: Love and Obedience

But why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and not do the things which I say?
Luke 6:46

Recommended Reading: Deuteronomy 28:1-14

David Jeremiah Devotional 9th January 2023 MESSAGE

A poignant moment in Peter’s life was when he met Christ by the Sea of Galilee after His resurrection—the same Christ whom Peter denied knowing just before the crucifixion. In this meeting in Galilee, Jesus needed to know whether Peter’s heart had changed. Three times Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” And each time Peter replied that he did. But each time Peter confessed his love for Jesus, the Lord gave him a command: “Feed My lambs…. tend My sheep…. feed My sheep” (John 21:15-21).

Jesus’ words illustrate a theme that runs throughout Scripture: Love is demonstrated by actions. More specifically, when it comes to God and man, love for God is demonstrated by man’s obedience to God’s commands. And such obedience is rewarded by blessing. Jesus made this connection when He spoke to a large crowd of followers and seekers: “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46) In that crowd were people who were seeking His blessing but had not reckoned the cost of obedience.

If you confess Jesus as Lord, don’t take lightly the responsibility to obey His words.

Beware of reasoning about God’s Word—obey it.
Oswald Chambers

Read-Thru-the-Bible: Genesis 29 – 31

Thank you for reading David Jeremiah Devotional 9th January 2023 (Turning Point). Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.

Chibuzor Nwaobasi

A lover of God. Passionate about evangelism. A Web designer and a digital marketer. I love spreading God's Word.

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