When the writer to the Hebrews exhorted them to draw near to God “with a true heart in full assurance of faith”, he was communicating the very heart of God. How easy it is to drift away from that precious truth!

Out of all the commandments, the most important is loving the Lord with our whole being. Certainly loving our Lord is displayed by obedience, but if that obedience lacks love it’s nothing more than a form of godliness, certainly not a reflection of Jesus Christ.

The love of Christ is to be the motive for our service. However, the only way that we can display the fruit of love is by being intimate with the Vine.

May we take God’s invitation to draw near to Him seriously. Loving fellowship with our precious Father and Lord Jesus is what our faith is all about.