One day, laying on your death bed, what message would you want to share with those closest to you? What would you want to remind them of?
On the night of His betrayal, Jesus hammers home two reminders over and over. These reminders are at the heart of obedience. These two reminders are at the heart of what it means to walk as Jesus walked.
1. LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
“Wash one another’s feet.”
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.”
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”
“These things I command you, that you love one another.”
2. DEPEND ON THE HOLY SPIRIT!
“He will give you another Helper.”
“He may abide with you forever.”
“He dwells with you and will be in you.”
He is “the Spirit of truth.”
“The Holy Spirit will teach you all things.”
“He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Jesus reminds his disciples that they are to walk in love and walk in the Spirit.
Walking in love for others is evidence of our obedience. Obedience is evidence of our love for God. And love is a fruit of the Spirit, produced as we walk in the Spirit. Love then is evidence of the Spirit’s work within us.
To walk as Jesus walked is to live a life of love empowered through daily dependence on the Holy Spirit.
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