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FEBRUARY 15

 

Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected— 1. John 2:5.

 

The test is obedience. In proportion as we keep the Lord’s Word, in like proportion the love of God is perfected in us; for if we have received the mind of Christ, the holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the effect will be to cause us both to will and do His good pleasure to the extent of our ability. And this ability should be continually on the increase year by year. And although we may not hope to be perfected until we shall be raised and be granted our new resurrection bodies, nevertheless all the while we may keep so closely in touch with the Lord in the spirit of our minds that we may have continual fellowship with Him.

 

 

Parallel passages:

 John 14: 15,16,21,23; Gen.18:19; Ex. 19:5; 20:6; 24:7; Num. 9:23; 14:24; 1.Kings 3:14; Psa. 18: 44; 25: 10; 111: 10;143: 10; Prov. 19: 16; Matt. 5:19; 12: 50;13: 23; Luke 6: 46-48; John 15: 10,14,16; Acts 4:19; 5:29; Rom. 6:17;  l. John 3:22,24;  2.John 6,9; Rev. 12:17.