Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Holiness of Christ

but so that the world may know I love the Father,
I do exactly as the Father commanded Me.
John 14:31

The holiness of Christ was not a legalistic holiness,
based on duty, but a loving holiness birthed out of 
His love for the Father.  In this He kept the greatest
commandment, which was to love God with all His
heart, all His soul, and all His mind (Matthew 22:37).  
After all, He did not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it
 (Matthew 5:17), and the fulfillment of the Law begins with 
keeping its foremost commandment. 

Like Christ, our devotion to God should be birthed out
of our love for Him.  Love is always superior to legalism.