Friday, April 29, 2011

Love the Lord God with your Entire Being

Deut. 6:5 And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 

Matt. 22:37-40  NLT
   37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Mark 12:29-31 NLT  
   29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. 30 And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

In the Old Testament source we read that love of God is to be through the totality of heart, soul, and strength, or rather, our emotional nature, our eternal essence, and our physical nature. When Jesus is quoted by Matthew, later in the life of the church age, we read that we are to love God with the totality of our emotional nature, our eternal nature, and our mental nature or thought life. But the first Gospel writer to pen this record of the Savior's teaching said that Jesus called us to love God with our heart, soul, mind AND strength.  The point is that our love for God is not to be limited. There can be nothing held back.  It is with our whole heart, or emotional nature, that we devote ourselves to God. It is with our whole soul and spirit-- our eternal nature that we commit for eternity to love God. It is with our entire mental essence, all of our thought life, all of our consciousness that we are to be devoted to God ahead of all else. And it is with all of our strength, our energy, our physical abilities that we are to demonstrate our love for God through doing all that He puts within our hands to do.

There just cannot be anything held back when it comes to following Christ and loving God. Right? How is that going for you today? God can make it so if you will ask Him and release yourself into His hands completely.

Your servant in Christ

1 comment:

  1. A blessing for you...
    God is very precise: A woman delivers the true word John1:1, Rev 12:5, Rev 12:13 who restores Acts 3:21 all things to the world before Christ’s return. This woman exposes the lies of Satan who has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9. This woman creates a new thing in the earth by fulfilling God's promise to Eve Gen 3:15, Jer 31:22, Isa 14:16. She is meek like unto Moses Num 12:3, she was raised up Acts 3:22 from the Laodicean church that becomes lukewarm because they refused to hear her Rev 3:14-17. She is also bold like Elijah Matt 17:11, her witness alone turns the hearts of the fathers to the children Mal 4:5-6 to prepare a people for the Lords return before the great and dreadful day of the Lord Matt 17:3, Luke 9:30. Moses and Elijah are together with the word Matt 17:3 they all three are in this one woman. Those who will not hear Acts 3:23 the true word of God now delivered to the world free of charge, as a witness, at the heel of time from the wilderness Rev 12:6 will not be allowed inside the walls of God’s coming kingdom from heaven Rev 21. This true word turns the hearts of the fathers to the children of God by giving the truth that not one child of God will be put in a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5. God created evil Isa 45:7 to teach his children the knowledge of good and evil Rom 8:7, Gen 3:22 so that at their resurrection they become a god Matt 22:29-30, Ps 82:6. Prove all things. Be a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. You cannot rightly judge this unless you read all that has been written by this woman first Pro 18:13 Time is short.


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