June 6th, 2016
1 John 2:3-17
“The proof is in the pudding” says the proverb. This is a modern take on the older version: “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” That is to say, if you to really want to know if something tastes good or not, you will have to try it out.
Measuring one’s spirituality is not an exact science. We must take the time to review and discern. We should allow the Holy Spirit to keep watch over our spiritual life with enough regularity so as to gain some objective awareness of what the Spirit sees in us.
How do we know if our actions demonstrate that we really love God? 1 John 2:5 tells us that love for God is played out via obedience to the Word of God. For example: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matt. 25:40).
Love for God boils down to acts of obedience. Love is finalized in action; the act of obedience. Any act of obedience to his Word is a demonstration of our love for Him.
Author: Michael Benson