Loving God’s Word as Jesus’ Follower

This is the fifth of six parts that tie with Talk #6 (Growth Through Study). In The Bible on the Bible series marks our fifth session on Jesus and the Hoy Scriptures. Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get the latest blog entry and kept updated on this series. (These notes I got on my Walk to Emmaus in 1998)

John 14:21 

21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

Jesus completely aligned His life and will with the Father’s. That shows his total allegiance to the Father’s Word and commandments. He also said He disapproved of any attitude that would reduce respect for or teach less than full obedience to the entirety of God’s revealed Word. (See Matthew 5:17-19). He explicitly links His disciples’ love for Him as Savior with their will to keep His commandments, we conclude Jesus’ clear intent:

If we love Him, we will love His Father’s Word also

Our Lord declares that the knowledge of the Scriptures is the pathway to knowing Him well. Further, upon His resurrection on the Walk to Emmaus, He unveiled the fullness of His Own Person as revealed in the Old Testament.  (See John 5:39 and also Luke 24:27)

These text clusters teach us:

  1. Follow Christ
  2. Know Christ
  3. Grow in Christ
We are to be people walking with the resurrected Lord. A Basic and continuing requirement is a steadfast commitment to hearing, heeding and studying the Bible.


The Bible on the Bible (6 Part Series …)

These below go with Talk #6 (Growth Through Study) from my Walk to Emmaus.

  1. The Devine Inspiration of the Bible
  2. The Complete Trustworthiness of the Bible
  3. The Content of God’s Word is Complete
  4. Jesus and the Holy Scriptures
  5. Loving God’s Word as Jesus’ Follower
  6. God’s Word: Read It! Study It! Memorize It!

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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