'Loving God and living sin’- This is the idea that we can love God and make peace with the sin in our lives. This is religion at its core and the deceit that deadens the excitement and the power of God’s purpose in us. I can say that I love God, but I don’t have to live in a high cost way. I can declare that I want to know God, but I’m not willing to know God in a way that will cost me knowing other things.
Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” That clarity cuts through all of our garbage! It cuts through all of our fake religion, justification and rationalization for doing what we want to do. The simple truth is, if you love me, you live it; and the rest is just talk! –Dr. Drew Shofner