Jesus has just begun His earthly ministry. He had turned the water into wine over in Cana, and had gone back to Capernaum and then on from there, He had gone up to Jerusalem to observe the Passover feast. He then entered the Temple where He cast out the money changers. There they questioned His authority, and it was here that we are told that many believed on Him when they saw the miracles which He did. However it is said in verse 24, "But Jesus did not commit himself unto them because He knew all men". In other words Jesus knew that these people did not really love Him, but they were just following Him to get what they could out of it.
Now it seems to me that there are a lot of people like that today, just as long as they can gain personally from going after the way of the Lord, they are all in favor, but if the way gets a little bit hard, then they are ready to turn aside for another walk of life. This leads to our thought today, "Do We Really Love The Lord Enough"
I. TO READ HIS WORD
Ps 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
A. The good reading of this world is found in Gods Word.
B. Yes His Word is a lamp
II. TO GO TO HIS HOUSE
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
A. I know that there are many who do not like to the House of the Lord, but I believe if a person loves the Lord, theyll want to be in His House when the services are taking place,
B. Do we love the Lord enough to go to His house.
III. TO LOVE HIS PEOPLE
I Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
A. The Bible teaches that it is possible for Gods people to have misunderstandings, but theyre certainly not to have hatred on for another.
B. Gods people are our dearest friends.
IV. TO SEEK HIS BLESSINGS
Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
A. It is easy to say that we love Him. But I wonder how many of us love Him enough to have Him fill us with His good Holy Spirit, and to let the Spirit take control of our lives.
B. Many Churches sing Oh How I Love Jesus, but in reality there is very little love in their hearts. If we love Him enough to seek His blessings, He will enrich our lives.
V. TO SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD
2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
A. When a person gets saved they start walking a new road.
B. A person makes a profession, and never changes their walk of life, their is nothing to their profession.
VI. TO HONOUR HIS SON
Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
A. To honour the Son of God is a great privilege.
B. Yes, there is the need for us to examine ourselves continuously ans ask ourselves, "Do We Love The Lord Enough".