LOVEST THOU ME MORE THAN THESE?
Updated: Nov 18
John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Insight and Highlight
The true follower of Christ must love God regardless of whether he receives his requests or not. We must love God more than what we receive from Him. We must love Him whether or not we receive from Him
Many love God just because of receiving from Him and many people's love is determined by what they receive or not from God.
To many, God is good, worthy of honor and adoration when they receive from Him but He is far from honor and adoration when they do not receive from Him.
No wonder, the mindset of Satan is that the most devoted of Christians, serve God for what God gives. Satan asked God concerning Job in Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
To many Satan will be "correct" concerning this accusation before God but for some like Job, Satan would be wrong even before he ever asked this question.
Why do you love God? Do you love Him for what you want to receive?
Many stopped serving God having received what they wanted, some stopped serving because they have not received, some continue even after they have received and some continue to love God even having not received the promise. Which category are you in, where do you belong?
Call to Word action
John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me?
And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
The Christian clarion duty
Philippians 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things, I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Hab 3:17-19 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.