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Obey the commandments of Jesus

Further reading at 1 John 2:6 and Matthew 5, 6 and 7

How many times do we declare that we follow Jesus but in reality, fail to obey his commands? Love thy neighbour, keep the Sabbath holy, let your charitable deeds be done in secret, don't judge, pray with ceasing - just to name a few.

As Christians, we should be aiming to follow Jesus (read the beatitudes in Matthew Chapters 5, 6 and 7). We're not perfect, we know that only Jesus is perfect and we should be continually praying for guidance to walk along the right path. Be kind, be giving, don't lie, rest on the Sabbath. The Bible is clear on how we should conduct ourselves and abide by Jesus's commands. Even starting small and moving forward each week can get us where we need to be. An expression I read recently, which I particularly like is, time and patience would bring a snail to America. In other words, moving forward, however small, in the right direction is okay.

I feel sad when I read that this is a dark and dying world. It was God's creation and humans let him down. He created a beautiful earth full of nature and filled with goodness, and from Adam and Eve came deceit, disobedience and lies. What a disappointment we've become to God our Father!

Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves and there are plenty of scriptures supporting why you should always follow Him. If you haven’t found Jesus yet, now be is the time to start praying and seeking Him.  Time is running out so please don't wait too long. Peace and love to you all.

© Leap of Faith 2023


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