When we love someone, we try to please him or her. As children, we should obey our parents, not out of fear, but out of love and respect. Even dogs know what means to please someone they love. A dog who loves his master will risk his very life to please his master. Dogs have been known to do impossible tasks because of love. So have people, for that matter. It stands to reason that if even dogs understand this concept, so should we. If we say we Love Christ, then we obey His teachings. Conversely, if we don’t obey His teachings, then we can’t say we l/Love Him. It’s a very simple concept. The added bonus in this instance is that, not only will be please Christ, but we will please The Father. We are also promised that both The Father and The Son will make their home with us, if we are obedient. Simple obedience. Such a small price to pay for Love.
And we pray:
Father, Help me to obey Your teachings. I Love you and I desire to please You in all things. Help me to be obedient even when my flesh is weak. Help me to honor You by doing Your will because I Love You. Amen.