Trust And Obedience

A.B. Simpson Imageby A.B. Simpson

Keep yourselves in the love of God—Jude 21

Some time ago, I was enjoying a beautiful sunset. The western skies seemed like a great archipelago of golden islands, the masses in the distance rising up into vast mountains of glory. The hue of the sky was so gorgeous that it seemed to reflect itself upon the whole atmosphere as I looked back from the west to the eastern horizon. The whole earth was radiant with glory. The fields had changed to strange red richness, and the earth seemed bathed with the dews of heaven.

So it is when the love of God shines through all our celestial sky; it covers everything below, and life becomes radiant with its light. Things that were hard become easy. Things that were biting become sweet. Labor loses its burden, and sorrow becomes silver-lined with hope and gladness.

There are two ways of living in God’s love: one is constant trust; the other is constant obedience. God’s own Word gives the message for both.

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love John 15:10).

by A.B. Simpson

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