Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 1st September

Abiding in Obedience and Love

If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love. (John 15:10)

These things cannot be parted—abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. We must keep our Lord’s command if we would bask in His love.

Conscious enjoyment of our Lord’s love is a delicate thing. When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, mouth, and life to honour our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness. The Lord Jesus will not hide His face from us unless we hide our face from Him.

Sin makes the cloud which darkens our Sun: if we will be watchfully obedient and completely consecrated we may walk in the light, as God is in the light. Here is a sweet promise with a solemn “if”. Lord, let me have this “if” in my hand; for as a key it opens this casket.

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