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Genuine Love-The Ruling Principle

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When a Christian genuinely loves others, he or she fulfills all the moral requirements of the former Mosaic law concerning them (Matthew 22:36-40; Romans 13:8-10).  This is the ruling principle of Christian freedom.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 5:14.

Obedience Brings Glory

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-James 4:1-10- We may find it hard to submit to Jesus because we like to be in charge.  This has been our problem since the beginning.  Adam and Eve ignored God’s warning and did what they wanted, which ended in disaster.  Like them, we at times prefer to ignore God’s wisdom.

But by giving control to God, we actually get to live a life where blessings overflow (John 10:10).  We’ll experience His love, which satisfies like no other.  Our usefulness in His service will be maximized as we operate in the Spirit’s power.  And obedience also brings glory to Him as well as blessings to us.  Surrender is the way to abundance.  Won’t you humble yourself and give it all to Jesus?

Commentary from Charles Stanley, In Touch Devotional, February 11, 2020.

Think Like Heaven

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Setting our mind on heaven means we have to think like heaven thinks.  Do you think the hosts of heaven are anxious and insecure about the future of planet earth?  If they are not, we should not be either.  Setting your mind on heaven means we are not upset by the events on earth.  That doesn’t mean we ignore life on earth.  It simply means we don’t look to earth for our security, our comfort, our knowledge, or our hope.  For those things we must look to heaven alone.

Commentary from Dr. David Jeremiah, What Do You Think Bible study.