John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things cannot be parted -- abiding in obedience and abiding in
the love of Jesus.
A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that
we are the objects of our LORD's delight.
We must keep our LORD's
command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live
in the love of Christ.
Without the holiness which pleases GOD we cannot
He who cares nothing for holiness knows nothing of the
love of Jesus.
Conscious enjoyment of our LORD's love is a delicate
It is far more sensitive to sin and holiness than mercury is to
cold and heat.
When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip,
and life to honor our LORD Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love
If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate
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, and have as sure an abiding in the love
of Jesus as Jesus has in the love of the Father.
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.