Jesus asked, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46). This is a question I need reminding of often. Obedience – or how I am walking, living, thinking, etc. – matters to Jesus a great deal. It’s the difference between saying I love God and actually loving Him (Jesus said those who love, obey).
I read that this morning just prior to hearing a clip from John Piper on a similar topic. The title caught my eye: “Do I Love God or Just Love Loving Him?“ A caller wanted to know how he could know the difference, and Piper gives him 4 “tests”, or ways we can know whether our love is a genuine love or more of an infatuation.
I realize not everyone likes John Piper, but I believe he has much to teach us. While…
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