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Do and Keep are Not the Same

I heard a pretty mind-opening teaching on John 14:15 from Daniel Emery Price yesterday.


I'm sure you've all heard it preached on numerous occasions(usually pushing law and how we're supposed to always try harder and do those "commandments" better; but you and I both already know we're going to fail over and over. It goes like this:

-- "If you love Me, you will keep My commands..." --

But not until yesterday and 20-something years into trying to DO my best did I realize that the original word in the Greek language for "keep" and "do" are much different.


If someone asks you to keep something for them...i.e.: maybe someone hands you something and says "here, keep this", ...-- you can't "do" that...you can only keep, protect, or uphold with high regard.


So quit beating yourself up. We will fail at doing commandments and you're not always going to be the best at even keeping them. It's a good thing Christ however is and does all that we can't.


Tags christianity, christian, sermon, john, jesus, christ, Daniel Emery Price, do, keep, commandments

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