Christianity is not an academic exercise. God is practical in all that he teaches us. He would have us live in the peace knowing his love. He would also have us put love into practice in all that we do.

In 2 John 6 we read: "This is love: that we walk according to his commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: that you walk in love."

On the one hand, we only passively receive blessings from God. Jesus did everything to save us! Because of him we are freed from the guilt of our sins and live at peace with God.

On the other hand, God's call to faith is not a call to be passive. We are not consumers of Christianity, but active participants in God’s work. God has set us free from sin so that we can selflessly serve others. The love you show in your life is a reflection of the love of Christ for you.

Committing yourself to growing in God’s Word is very valuable. It is also valuable to look for ways to “walk in love.”

Don’t let your faith be just about knowledge. “Walk in love” even when it is difficult; even when you disagree with someone. Jesus has set you on a higher path than following the ways of the world and your sinful instincts. He has made you his child by his death and resurrection. Live with that peace and be guided by that peace.

Pastor Wempner

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