Continuous Love

"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." (John 15:10)

Jesus is telling the disciples about His love. They were loving one another but it was not a consistent continuous love. It was an intermittent love. He wanted to teach them an abiding love. There was Judas Iscariot. He could never grow into that love. There was Peter. There was intermittent love in him. That was why he denied Christ. But Jesus wanted to make him love always. What is the way to love always? God gives the clue to us. If ye keep my commandments, you will abide in my love. Note that carefully. There is something very important before you attain this state. What is that? Obedience to His commandments. Otherwise we cannot abide in His love permanently. To abide in His love is the greatest thing. "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another...." (John 13:34). Why is it a new commandment? Was it not in the new code of conduct which Christ brought? When the disciples were ready to accept Him this commandment was given. He will not tell you a thing which you cannot do. It is a new commandment with regard to the disciples.

God's love does not think of money. Many converted people do not know it. A man who only thinks about money belongs to the devil. There is not God's love in most converted people. If we have God's love, we will think of how to spread His work. God's love thinks of the salvation of sinners: "How shall I help my family? If it is God's will, money will come."