1 John 5:1-6
John 15: 9-17
Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
John continues to remind us of the power of LOVE. In this scripture, Jesus is telling his disciples – and us, that not only does he love us; but the love that he has for us is the same love that God has for himself (Jesus). Then he extols to continue to abide in this love. Why? So that he can feel good? NO. So we can fulfill an obligation? NO. He tells us to abide in his love, so that we can have JOY!
Jesus will continue if you read the remainder of the Gospel to also tell us to Love one another – IN THIS SAME KIND OF LOVE! WOW! And then gives further promises if we do! So take time this week, to explore GODS love, abide in it, and share it with others!