As a Sunday School teacher and a kindergarten teacher at a Christian school, I’m often telling the kids that Jesus said “If you love Me, you’ll keep My commands” (John 14:15). It’s that simple.
In Joshua’s farewell message to the tribes he states,
“…love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His
Commandments and hold fast to Him with all your heart and
With all your soul.” (Joshua 22:5 NASB)
Later Jeremiah warns the people to be faithful to their covenant with God. “…listen to My voice and do according to all which I commanded
you; so you shall be My people and I will be your God.”
Then in Peter’s sermon at Pentecost, Peter mentions the signs that we’ll see in the last days as prophesized by Joel.
“And it shall be in the last days, God says, that I will pour forth
Of my Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters
Shall prophesy; And your young men shall see visions, and your
Old men shall dream dreams; Even on my bondslaves, both men
And women, I will in those days pour forth of my Spirit, and they
Shall prophesy; And I will grant wonders in the sky above and
Signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor and smoke.
The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood,
Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come. And it
Shall be that everyone that calls on the name of the Lord shall
Be saved” (Acts 2:17-21).
So until Jesus either calls us Home or comes back for us, we need to be vigilant like the ten virgins because we don’t know when that day is coming.
“But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold the bridegroom!’
Come out to meet Him. Then all the virgins rose and trimmed
their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of
your oil for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered
‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to
the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they were
going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and
those who were ready went in with Him to the wedding feast
and the door was shut.” (Matthew 25:6-10).
May we always show we love You by obeying your commands.
May we live in expectation and preparedness for Your return.