Investing in Easter, The Words of the King, Part 1

Within a few short months, I’ll be moving to Mayberry. Our business sold, our house is on the market and we’re supposed to receive two offers today. In Tom’s mind, we’re already moved.

I’m excited about moving, but sad about leaving.

Maybe that’s how Jesus felt as He prepared His disciples for His death and resurrection–His homecoming.

For today’s reading, I’m going to zero in on John 13:33-36. Here it is from the NASB:

“Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.; A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

That’s a pretty tall order. Especially if you look back a few verses and see Jesus washing their feet.

The God of the universe, on His hands and feet, scrubbing toe dirt.

That’s love.

Here’s another passage to keep in mind:

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Jesus did that. Really. We weren’t even His friends. Romans states we were His enemies.

True. Most of us think we’re kind of good. Fact is, the Bible says no one is good and no one seeks after God.

Let me ask you a question, friend; Are you a friend of God? Not by any good works, that’s for sure. Isaiah 64:6 talks about our “good” works. Says they’re filthy rags.

The only way we to become a friend of God is through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Meditate on this:

“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8

If you’re not a friend of God, make Him one today. Repent. Tell Him you are a sinner. Trust Christ alone for your salvation.

Then, rejoice my friend. Email me. Find a good church that teaches the whole Bible.

Those of you who have trusted Christ, love others.

It’s not a suggestion.

We can love because He first loved us.

Worship with me today by listening to Keith and Kristin Getty:

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