I love this chapter, it has been a place where I have spent lots of time with GOD, and a place where alot of my searching began with HIM. Learning to love HIM and learning to know HIM. I only picked one verse to write on, as it has been my path for many years…learning the command, applying, and seeking HIS face more than HIS hand…HE is amazing!
John 14:21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. (NIV)
KJV-will manifest myself
NASB-will disclose myself
Amplified-will show(reveal, manifest) myself
CEV-show you what I am like
Message-make myself plain to him
This verse John 14:21, has always been huge to me. HE is saying that following HIS command being obedient is showing love for HIM, and it is reciprocated. How I don’t know, but it certainly is a motivator. What is the greatest commands? The greatest command is: Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. It is mentioned 12 times in the Bible. (Lev.19:17-18, Matt. 22:36-40, Mark 12:28-33, Luke 10:25-28, John 13:31-35, John 15:12-13, John 15:17, Romans 13:8-9, I John 2:7-11, I John 3:23, I John 4:21, II John 1:3-6) I , in myself, am no brainiac, but if I follow this verse it says that I will know HIM more.
Praying daily to be empowered to Love HIM more, and to know HIM more. This has been my prayer for a few years, and I believe that no matter how deep you go into these words, God means what HE says, and HE has penned this through John and others…Love ME, be obedient to me. Why would we not want HIM to reveal HIMself to us? So the mysteries of HIS revelations are here in this verse…”follow my command and this will show your love for me, and I will show myself to you” I want every bit HE will show me in this mortal body, and to experience all that HE wants for me. This verse has become my virtual philosophy and approach to life.
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