WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
Scripture: 1 John 2:3-5
1 John 2:3-5 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is tel-i-o-o/perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.” If we keep His Word then we are tel-i-o-o/perfected/matured/completed in Him. Isn’t it interesting that just doing God’s Word means we are growing toward the goal of shouldering the full measure of our destiny in Him? That is what God asks. God asks us to do His Word to the best of our ability. If we keep His Word, then our hearts mature and we know that we are of Him. That is the promise of 1 John. If we love the way Jesus loved then we are going to walk the way Jesus walked. Jesus loved the church enough to protect it from Ananias and Sapphira and loved Peter enough to protect him from Herod. Does the Lord love us enough to protect us from our enemies so we can fulfill our purpose in Him? We had better know that before we go any further. What matured Jesus to clean house in the Temple? Perhaps it was the spiritual condition of the victims! What would Jesus do today?