Love the Lord your God, He first loved You.
Sunday, February 7, 2010 4:07:16 PM
This is the stepping stone to knowing God, knowing Love.
"Jesus 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 first and great commandment. " (Matthew 22:37-38).
"I love the LORD" (Psalm 116:1a).
Memorize: "And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him." (1 John 4:16).
Meditation: Love can never be known, felt, expirienced and expressed if we do not know God. For God is love and we love Him because He first loved us. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God but He goes furthure and lays down the laws of perfect love when He said. You must love God with;
1. All your heart.
2. All your soul.
3. All your mind.
This the way for us to show our love to God. Between the lines Jesus means that you can not love God with your mind and soul and exclude loving God with your mind, that is not complete love and if its not complete its not love at all. Love must be complete by applying all the three componets of love that perfects love.
We first know and beleive that God loves us then that confirms to our hearts, soul and mind that God is love. When you dwell in the presence of love you are assured by the scriptures that you are dwelling in the presence of God and God dwells in your presence too. Wherever you are, however, whichever, whatever God dwells in you as long as you dwell in love. Love can never be known without God, since God is love then Love is God and you are an ambassador of the Love of God and God of Love.
Without love you are nothing. For God did not only create the heavens and earth out of His love but also gave His only beggoten Son to Redeem it from sin and hatred to Love and Purity. The Psalmist says "I Love the Lord, this brings a heavenly fact that he not oly understands but is expiriencing that Him loving God and God loving Him is the first and greatest commandment.
When God is Love then we understand and apply that "Love is patient, Love is kind, Love does not envy, Love is not boastful, Love is not conceited, Love does not act improperly, Love is not selfish, Love is not provoked, Love does not keep a record of wrongs, Love finds no joy in unrightousness, but Love rejoices in truth, Love bears all things, Love beleives all things, Love hopes all things, Love endures all things and above all Love never fails/ends.
These principles defines who God is to you and what you should be to God when you apply the first and greatest commandment because there is no fear in love and Perfect Love drives out fear and amplifies Faith, Amen.
May this note bless and teach you how to love in Jesus name, Amen.