May 24, 2024

1 John 5:1–6 (NKJV)
1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

To believe in. To trust in. To commit to. To confide in. To give ones all. Salvation is not just about going to Heaven. It is about giving our total self to God. Salvation is about living the victorious life found only in Jesus.

Salvation is total commitment to Jesus. It is keeping His Word in us. It is about faith no matter what we go through. David wrote in Psalm 23:4
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Walking through the darkness of a sinful world is not easy. Faith! Commitment to Jesus is the only way to make it through each moment in life.

We can speak with our mouth that we love Jesus. The truth is our walk speaks louder than our words. Words are important. But for many the words are only empty vapor. If we love God, we keep His commandments. We cannot keep what we do not have or know. There is a false belief. Satan has darkened the minds, the spirit of so many. Intellectually many have given their lives to God but spiritually they have no idea about God.

How do we know we love God? We keep HIS commandments. AND we know His commandments are not burdensome. As a matter of fact, we find God’s commandment, His law, His Words do not imprison but set us free to enjoy the life God has given us. True believers are overcomers!