And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.
2 John 1:6 NET
The world has so many ideas and thoughts on what love is. Love is romantic, a feeling, acceptance, etc…
But that’s not what the Bible says. Love is walking according to His commands.
John is just repeating what Jesus said in John 14:15 and John 15:10.
Isn’t this easier to gauge? If someone loves Him, you will see it in their obedience to Him.
So where do we find His commands to obey? That is easy too, the Bible.
There is no other application than to read and know the Word of God and then do what He says to do.
This seems so easy, but few do so.
The Bible runs counter to what culture wants to do. Even when the Israelites had the tabernacle in the desert and the Presence of God visible with a cloud by day and a fire by night, they still floundered in their obedience.
It boils down to a heart issue. What is more important to you, following your fleshly desires, or what God wants from you?
Your decision, at some point in the future, will be evaluated.
Lord, I desire to walk completely in obedience to You. Help me to know Your Word and live it out.