Day Forty-Eight – הַיּוֹם שְׁמוֹנָה וְאַרְבָּעִים לָעֹמֵר
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1John 3:24 | And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it. 2John 6 | Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 3John 11
“Love = keeping His commandment”
How many people would argue with this statement? The first thing that should be noted is that “keeping His commandments” should be understood as they relate to our Creator’s intent. This keeping is not a matter of human evaluation. It means keeping the commandments in fullness as the commandment Giver intended. This freedom is only possible with those who have new hearts. Those who are born from above and are filled with God’s Spirit are able to please God. How do we bring about the “obedience of faith” in our families and communities?
• Your Spirit in me enables me to keep your Torah as You intend. What commandment do I need to better understand today?
• There are far more than 613 commandments in the whole Bible. Consider also all the commands Yeshua and the Apostles taught. These don’t contradict the Torah but give further inspired instructions. What are some Apostolic commandments that need our attention?
• In a group, read together Romans 8 and consider the coming holiday of Shavuot, which is just about to start. How would you explain the presence of the Spirit of God in your life to a new believer?
Resources for Day 48 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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