DO YOU LOVE ME?
Mt 7:26-27 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The cover depicts a home, built by a foolish man, upon "sinking sands." Sands which have no root in of themselves and thus no
fruit. The only fruit we can have in the Lord is that which comes from our labor of love for him. When we say "Lord, Lord" what will be our reward in the kingdom of heaven? Will we say,
"We have prophesied in your name and in your name have cast out devils and in your name done many wonderful works."? And will he then say, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work
iniquity." The seventh chapter of Matthew is dedicated to whether we are fruitful for the kingdom. Fruitful isn't found only in a church building but also beyond its doors. Fruit isn't only in the
godly behavior displayed in church but in the love exhibited at home, at work, and at leisure regardless of circumstance.
Jesus asked Peter: "lovest thou me more than these? (John 21:15). And when
Peter confirmed his love, Jesus insturcted him to feed His flock. There is no love sown in the field of God without labor and there is no fruit from a barren field. It's not only in the preaching but in
the doing. We all would preach godliness with our member of little control, the tongue, but would we do the preached godliness? I would not write of the labor we all should do if I were not to practice it
first for then I would be but a hypocrite and an eye speck digger. If I have no fruit of myself, then I should not beggar you to follow such blindness. If I have not walked the walk, then how can I
expect followers in footsteps not trod?
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
There is no compromise in these words. From the cup of cold water to the least of His to the greatest compassion shown in giving to all that ask of
thee, there is always the striving to love Him even as He first loved us. And of His love:
Pr 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Ex 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
God loved man in giving His son for whosoever believes. But I tell you the truth when I say God will glean His field and cast the useless and evil
into unquenchable fire. For God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him and would spit out the leaven. Jesus asked, "Do you love me?" If the answer is "yes", then is there