Having the constant presence, love and abundant/everlasting joy of the Lord all balls down to (or is the reward of) loving Jesus and demonstrating this love through obedience.
May God help us in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
OBEDIENCE REAPS GOD’S PRESENCE/LOVE:
21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 23Jesus 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 14:21,23 KJV)
OBEDIENCE REAPS GOD’S LOVE/EVERLASTING & ABUNDANT JOY:
10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full.(John 15:10-11)
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