Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, June 23, 2013

joy that comes from God...

joy that comes from God

"'Jesus said, “If you obey My commands,
you will remain in My love,
just as I have obeyed My Father’s commands
and remain in His love.
I have told you this so that My joy
may be in you and that your joy
may be complete' (Jn. 15:10-11).
In this statement Jesus links
obedience and joy in a cause and effect manner;
that is, joy results from obedience.
Only those who are obedient –
who are pursuing holiness as a way of life –
will know the joy that comes from God."

- Jerry Bridges

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