Jesus revealed the Way

Sometimes, well-meaning amplifications of divine principles—many coming from uninspired sources—complicate matters further, diluting the purity of divine truth with man-made agendas.

One person’s good idea—something that may work for the person—takes root and becomes an expectation. And gradually, eternal principles can get lost within a maze of “good ideas.”

This was one of the Jesus' criticisms of the religious “experts” of His day, who He reprimanded severely for paying attention to the hundreds of minor details of the law while neglecting the weightier matters.

What are the weightier matters?And how do we align our lives, thoughts, and actions with them?

Jesus revealed the Way.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another" - John 13:34

According to Jesus, Love is the great commandment (a divine rule), and it should be at the center of all and everything we do.

And as His disciples we are not merely striving to know more; rather, we need to consistently do more of what we know is right and become better.

When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align.  Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with Father God becomes more profound. Our walk with Christ becomes more joyful.  Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden.

His love directs and encourages us to become more pure and holy. It inspires us to walk in righteousness—not out of fear or obligation but out of an earnest desire to become even more like Him.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity,” he told them, “I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”

Let us be known as a people who love God and a people who love our neighbor as ourselves.

When we allow the love of God to flow through us, we seek less for things that benefit us and turn our hearts toward things that will bless and uplift others. We are patient and forgiving. We believe, hopes, and endures all things.

This is the transforming power of His love.  And this should be our signature as a people.