Obedience to God is an expression of our love for God

The apostle John wrote his first epistle to encourage believers not to just look like real Christians, but to prove they are genuine by how they live.

The evidence that a persons faith is real is not found in some mystical experience with God.

 The proof that people truly know and love God is found in submitting to His authority and His Word.

John writes: “But whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in Him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk Just as He walked” 1 John 2:5-6

If we claim we have been transformed by the Gospel and intimately know and love God, we should validate it by our obedience to His Word.

In prayer we can ask God to help us show love that suffers long and is kind is not puffed up: does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” 1 Cor.13:4-5

Dont listen to the Word of God And then ignore what you have heard; Instead obey Gods will for you— Be doers of Gods Word.