Love God – Love People

By on September 27, 2019
Love

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matt. 22:36-40 (ESV)

 GOD IS LOVE

Love God. Love your neighbor. Love yourself.

God is love and we cannot know the fullness of love until we know God. We love God because He first loved us. When we were dead in our trespasses and lost, living a life that was displeasing to God, He still loved us and wanted the best for us. How do I know that for sure? Because the Bible tells me that Jesus died for me while I was still a sinner separated from God. God gave His Son as a payment for our sins: yours and mine.

 Can you imagine that kind of love?

 It is difficult for us to understand but all sin has a cost and God was willing to sacrifice Jesus on a cross, shedding his precious blood to pay the penalty for our sins once and for all. It is through that decision, that we can come to God and experience His love.

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You might be asking yourself, “How do I grow in love?”

To love God is to keep His commandments. To love God with genuine love is to abhor evil and hold fast to what is good. To know God is to know love. To feel that love is first to accept Jesus by believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus lived, died, was buried and rose from the grave on the third day.

Once this has been settled in your heart, then you will experience the greatest love ever known to mankind.

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

 

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Love God – Love People