”Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5
What is the nature of this relationship with God Almighty? What’s the point? What does He want?
This is crazy. The Creator of time and space (and me!) wants to love me. And He wants me to love Him. Fully. Totally. Completely. With my WHOLE heart, soul and strength.
He is holy and will punish all who do evil, it’s true. But He also loves those who love Him. He loves their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren too.
”…but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Deuteronomy 5:10
Complete, whole-hearted love can be demonstrated in all kinds of ways, but foundationally it will be seen in following the heart of God and obeying what He has said. We can claim a lot of things. We can claim to love God, but our actions will tell that story better than our words.
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. 1 John 4:20-21
So love God today. Be loved by God today. He is love! Let’s know and rely on the love that God has for us.
Thank you, Father, for loving me and adopting me into Your family. I am listening and will follow You. I love You today.