“Obedience and the Holy Spirit” John 14:15-17

In our verses today we see the convergence of God’s character and our obedience. Jesus calls us to something we need to better understand and then He promises us something that I am not sure we fully believe. We know it, but do we believe it? He says “If you love me you will keep my commands…” He says this four times over the next few verses. There is more to obedience than doing what we are told. It is about love. If we love, we will obey and if we obey it is because we love. The promise of the Spirit is given on the condition of our obedience. This morning my prayer is that we will look at obedience in a deeper way and by doing so that we would long for the infilling of the Spirit even more.