The difference between Grace and law is in part the wholeness, ability and completeness of God’s Love. This is Crucial to an Abundant Life because God Is Love and Nothing could ever separate you from that Love! The devils greatest push is to make you think you have to do MORE, obey the rules or follow the law instead of seeing God’s Love for the Amazing Gift that it is!
“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” John 15:10
If by the above statement Jesus meant that we could fall out of God’s Amazing and eternal Love then the Bible is a lie, God is really just another god and Grace is not Amazing! If this is the case, Heaven would be eternal misery of performance based human thinking love and basically Christianity would be just another performance based religion.
I have found this passage to mean something VERY different! Please read the next four sentences Very carefully and then stop and ask God to shine His Light through them as you read them again:
There are two ways to relate to God – one is law the other is Grace. Law is based on a person doing more, following more laws, obeying better and not making mistakes. Grace is based on God’s Love, His Complete Forgiveness and not having to do anything more than what Jesus did and completed on the cross. To remain in His Love choose Grace!
“But didn’t Jesus say to follow His commands?” Yes He did – I always get that question – but Jesus didn’t give us the law from the Old Testament so those are not His commands – so what is His command:
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12
To the legalist this is a struggle on a good day, but to the Grace-Full this is an ongoing journey into the Holiness of the Heart of God Almighty!
When the thief on the cross simply acknowledged that Jesus had done nothing wrong, Jesus instantly said, “This day you will be with Me in paradise!” Accepting Jesus was Never some continual hoop you jump through or some challenging series of actions – it was and is simply Believing!
At the very second that you believe you are “Reconciled” – made a part of again – to GOD Almighty and that can Never be undone! The devils greatest trick at this point is to make you think His Love is Performance based instead of a Freely Given Gift that we grow to understand!
God LOVES You! He Loved you while you hated Him! He Loves you while you hate Him and His Love can Never be understated, underestimated or fully understood – Live in the Light of this wisdom and GOD becomes The Most Amazing journey of your Life, The Light of Love that infuses your very being And All you live for because “GOD IS LOVE!”