Obeying the Word

Today’s verse from 1 John 2:3, ‘We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands.’, in association with John 17:6 , ‘They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.’ is clearly a challenge to many who claim to be followers of Christ.

Paul, in his letter to the Colossians 3:14-16; expresses a similar theme: Ánd to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity. The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is this peace that God has called you together in the one body. And be thankful. Christ’s message in all its richness must live in your hearts.’

It’s worthwhile considering that Judas walked with Jesus, listen to His words yet betrayed Him  – there was no peace in what he did and there was no real unity with the other apostles.

Selwyn’s words; ‘To obey the Word does not mean we will never have times of doubt and struggle, but that we hold on to it nevertheless.’ provide the context that we are still on a journey and we have not yet reached home – what do you think?