Do You Love Me?

John 21:15-17 How do you know you are loved? How do you know people love you? Is it something they do? Is it something they say? I was thinking about this question based on my reading this week from John Chapter 21. When Jesus asked Peter three times, do you love me? At the end […]

John 21:15-17

How do you know you are loved? How do you know people love you? Is it something they do? Is it something they say? I was thinking about this question based on my reading this week from John Chapter 21. When Jesus asked Peter three times, do you love me? At the end of the third question Peter was grieved that he didn’t know how to answer.

I want you to put yourself in the place of Peter and see how you would respond to Jesus. Pretend Jesus is asking you that question, do you love me? How would you answer? I did this, and I can tell you it made me think of my answer. I know I love Jesus. I’m trying really hard to do what he says. Sometimes I try to do the things that other people may not find easy to do. But the question is do I really love him? Or do I do things for Him?

I don’t think we are going to explore everything in this article, but I will tell you, loving Jesus is more than just coming to church on Sundays. Although that is very important, I mean that is extremely important. Loving Jesus is more than just thinking how good he is, although that is important as well. I want to encourage you to find ways to show Jesus you love him.

Provided

And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21 ESV) Those words spoken by Job need to be pondered by all of us. We came into this world with nothing...

Some Wisdom for the Day

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. (Prov. 29:2 ESV) One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. (Prov. 29:23 ESV) Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath....

In Him

In Christ we have every spiritual blessing heaven has to offer. It was God’s choice even before he created the world to choose those who are in Christ to be his chosen people. In Christ we are considered holy and blameless before God. In Christ we are adopted as God’s...

It Is Written

It may have been about 2005 when we moved into our current subdivision. Our house was one of the first houses built in our area of the subdivision. I’m not trying to offer that as an excuse for what happened, but then again, I may be. Entering our subdivision the...

Out With the Old, In With the New

A common slogan as we bring to an end the current year and look with anticipation to the coming new year. A slogan good for the passing of a year that is ending, but not good for everything. There is no “new” word of God. There is the word of God. That word is still...

Some Things Change, Some Don’t

We headed South to spend a couple of days with our vacationing grandchildren and their parents. On the way, our GPS kept giving me directions toward our destination. It kept saying, “Go toward Mobile”. It kept pronouncing it “Mo-bull” instead of “Mo-bill”. I wondered...

What’s Your Custom?

What are your habits of life? How would your family describe your customs? Twice in the New Testament the phrase is used, “as was his custom,” in reference to Jesus. In Mark 10:1 it is used to refer to his custom of teaching the people. In Luke 4:16, his going to the...

Follow Me

From time to time I will see trucks with a “Follow Me” sign on their tailgate. As a matter of fact, I followed one just last week who was directing traffic around the construction of a new bridge in our area. I understood where he was leading me. When I see a truck...

Treasure of Truth

The Bible is a vast treasure chest of truth. It is ours for the digging and the searching. Not just in every book or chapter. But in every verse and word of each verse. Consider this verse: Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the...

Choose God in Every Decision

Every day we are forced to make decisions. What will I have for breakfast, what will I wear, how will I act? But how often do we allow God to influence those decisions? It may seem kind of crazy to think about. We may say, “Does God care what I have for breakfast?”...