Focus On His Love (John 13:34)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 13:34 (KJV)

The new commandment to love follows us first receiving God’s love for us. It is only when our hearts are saturated by the love of Christ that we have the ability to love others in the way He loves us. Let us focus on the love of God in Christ Jesus, and we will find His love flowing out through us.

Set Free From The Bondage Of The Law (Galatians 5:1)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 (KJV)

Jesus has once and for all set us free from the bondage of living under the law. The liberty of Jesus’ finished works enables us to live freely as children of God: redeemed, healed, delivered, forgiven, and recipients of the unmerited favor and blessings our Father wants to bestow upon us.

New Covenant Glory (2 Corinthians 1:20)

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)

All of the promises of God have been made available to us in Christ Jesus. The purpose is so that the glory of God can show up in and through our lives so we may be a blessing to those we come into contact with. New covenant glory shows up in the earth when the finished works of Jesus Christ manifest in the lives of Believers.

We Are His (Ezekiel 16:8)

“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God.

Ezekiel 16:8 (NKJV)

God’s love and grace covers our nakedness—our shortcomings and failures, and we can stand boldly in His presence free from shame, guilt and condemnation. The covenant we have with God makes us His forever, and so all that the Father has is available to us as His sons and daughters.

The Law Is Not Of Faith (Galatians 3:12)

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Galatians 3:12 (KJV)

Anytime we are looking to our works or efforts as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith makes us receptive for it to manifest in our lives.

You Are Not Under The Law (Romans 6:14)

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 6:14 (KJV)

The purpose of the law of Moses was to bring people to an end of themselves. The law was given to recognize our need for a Savior. Grace, on the other hand, liberates us from all guilt and condemnation, thereby enabling us to live right. Grace transforms us from the inside out, teaching us to live godly and victorious lives. And grace is not a curriculum or a doctrine; grace is a Person, His name is Jesus.

Secure In The Covenant Of His Peace (Isaiah 54:10)

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Isaiah 54:10 (KJV)

No mistake or shortcoming on our part can remove us from God’s covenant of peace. Knowing this frees us from the condemnation that came with the law, and it reminds us that the foundation for our right standing is never our own performance but the finished works of Jesus Christ. This enables us to grow in our walk with the Lord, and to always become more fully who He has created us to be.

The Law Is Not Of Faith (Galatians 3:12)

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Galatians 3:12 (KJV)

Anytime we are looking to our works as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith reaches out with boldness and takes what grace has made.

Light Unto The Upright (Psalm 112:4)

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 112:4 (KJV)

We are upright in the eyes of God through our faith in Jesus. As a result darkness has lost its power over us, and even in the midst of challenges and opposition there will be light. We may rely fully upon the gracious and compassionate nature of our heavenly Father, and stand firmly and securely upon His righteousness.