Wednesday, October 18, 2023
[Jesus promised his disciples that,] "Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.
We have many reasons to obey Jesus. In today's relationship message from Jesus, the Lord gives us two reasons to obey Him:
In ancient times, a temple was not just a place of worship. The fundamental importance of a temple was the place where that people's god was supposed to live. Jesus is saying that each of us can be God's holy Temple and the place where God in all His fullness makes His home.  As we live in obedience to Jesus' commands, we are offering ourselves to be used as God's holy Temple. In this place, within us, God's presence lives, and His glory manifests.  We obey because we want to display our love for God and long for His glory seen in us as we live to honor Him!
Lord God, I join with the hosts of heaven in praising you:
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven's Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!" *
May Your glory, O God, be seen in my life as I offer myself to glorify You. I ask this in the name of Jesus, the risen Christ, and my Lord. Amen.
Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.
'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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