The Truth Found



Some think that this fact has no bearing on this question; but they lose sight of their duty herein brought to view. He said he came to do the will of his Father, and commanded us to follow him; and the apostle John says of him who professes to abide in Christ, that he “ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 1 John 2:6. But he walked according to the requirements of his Father’s commandments. He says, “Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:9. This is quoted from the scripture which says, “I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8. Can we follow him, and walk as he walked, if we do not the Father’s will—if we keep not the Father’s commandments—if his law is not within our hearts? Who is the servant of God but he that obeys God? And who will enter into the kingdom of Heaven through Christ our Saviour but they that do the will of his Father which is in Heaven? To profess faith in Christ the Son, is not of itself sufficient for salvation; for Jesus said, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 7:21. This, then, is a very important point. The Saviour himself said he had kept the Father’s commandments, and it is safe to obey—to keep his commandments, and to follow his Son. TFNOS 24.1