What’s love got to do with it? – Everything for authentic followers of Christ
Being an authentic Christian means being the same character wherever we are and whatever we’re doing.
When gold jewelry is in a jewellery box it does not stop being gold. It’s not only shiny when on display.
What is an authentic follower of Christ? We will be held to account by God’s definition of authenticity. Duet 10:12-13; John 14:23-24; 1 John 5:3.
Obeying God is not about salvation, it’s about loving God. When you’re in a right relationship with God you should want to please Him all the time. We should know what He will and will not like.
There has always been a tension been our sinful nature and obedience to God (Romans 7:21-24). God knows we are flesh, but He has put His law within us. He will cause us to keep His commandments through placing His Spirit within us. It is no longer just our efforts. We need to learn to follow the Spirit. He is the Spirit of truth and He will lead us into all truth. We need think, talk and act in the Spirit at all times (1 Peter 1:14-16).