By Kurt Selles
February 1, 2022
How are we called to live as Christians?
The overall answer to this question is summed up by the apostle John, who reminds us to love God and “keep his commands” (1 John 5:2-3). But are loving God and keeping his commands really compatible? Yes, and these two things actually support each other.
During the month of February, we will look at the ways in which loving God and keeping his commands are interconnected. How are we to show love for God and for our neighbors? And how does keeping God’s commands relate to loving God and our neighbors? The answers to these questions should guide our thoughts, words, and deeds daily.
This month’s author, Kent Van Til, and his wife Kathy, served as missionaries in Costa Rica for eight years. While there, they had three daughters. And with help from two foster daughters, they now have eight grandchildren. Kent earned a Ph.D. from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and taught theology at Hope College.
May these meditations on love and the law give us confidence to go forward in a life filled with faithfulness. And may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!
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