liluga - love isn't love until given away

"Loving God means doing what he tells us to do, and really, that isn't hard at all." 1 John 5:3 NLT

Monday, December 16, 2013


Cold, snowy days are a good for making me stay inside and work on projects I normally tend to never get to.  Today, it's in the teens and it snowed, again. It's as good a time as any to write on my blog. It has been a while.

The word "obedience" has been on my heart lately and scripture that refers to obedience has been jumping out at me as I read my Bible.

In Matthew chapter four, Satan is tempting Jesus in the desert. Verse four says
"But Jesus told him (Satan), "No! For the scripture tells us that bread won't feed
men's souls; obedience to every word of God is what we need." (The Living Bible)

So, according to this verse, obedience to God's word is what feeds our souls. We can know God's word, but if we don't do what it says, then it's fruitless. Without obedience, we'll starve. I guess you could take a look at the culture around us and say it looks like it is dying from a lack of nutrition. Obedience to God's word is like Biblical nutrition. It's the best diet around.