“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15
The best word I can use to describe the kind of love Jesus refers to in John 14:15 is, “devotion”. I know some may argue differently, but look at John 14:15 again. I don’t see in this verse if you love me read your Bible and listen to Christian radio, while eating at Chick-Fil-A and wearing your catchy Christian t-shirt. What I see Jesus doing here is separating the social cool Christian from the real Christian. In the Daniel’s Bible commentary Jesus is in sense saying, “Talk is cheap, show me your love is real”. Real love is doing what He tells us. Keeping His commandments, even when things get tough; this is an unconditional love or devotion that unfortunately I do not see much anymore.
In today’s America everything seems to be about the human trinity of me, myself, and I more than the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This unholy trinity of me, myself, and I is nothing new. Human opinion has replaced truth many times through history. We have seen this displayed since Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were designed and made to walk daily with God. The amazing thing is he gave them a choice. (Remember love is a choice) Instead of choosing a perfect triune God they chose their inner desires of man(the unholy trinity). This is called sin. They removed God off of the throne in their life and placed themselves on the throne. They did exactly what got Satan thrown out of Heaven. We also do the same thing when we choose our own desires instead of the Lord’s will. I wonder how many times we in the Church decide to do something based on opinion rather than prayer? Let your decisions be made in prayer.