“If you love me, you will obey what I command.” – John 14:15 For those who declare that the Bible is a message of love in order to avoid confrontation with their sinfull lifestyle, I point towards this verse. The Bible is a book of love and of hope; God’s love is evidenced not only in his mercy but also in his justice, however. Therefore, for those who love God there is mercy and forgiveness and for those who deny God there is judgement.
If you love God, you will obey His commands. A lifestyle that is obedient reflects a pattern of righteousness. There may be occassional sins but the pattern is not of sin. If a person’s life is a pattern of sin or self centeredness with occassional acts of righteousness, then that is person who does not love God.
If you do not love God, then do not expect His blessings.