Commentary By: Gordon King
Just a quick thought for the day. As believers in Jesus Christ we are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, and mind!
‘Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.” ‘
The first and greatest commandment of the Lord is to love Him with all that we have. Does that mean merely to love Him and not follow the rest of His commands? No! Of course not! What it does mean is that if we love God with all that we have then we will follow the rest of His commands.
When we love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind then we will want to please God, we will want to obey Him. When we love God this way then we are walking in the spirit, and when we are walking in the spirit then we are being obedient to the Lord!
It is our love and obedience of God that leads us into righteousness, and it is the lack of these things that leads us away from God. We can only serve one of two masters not two at the same time, but in our disobedience to God we are rejecting what God says, we are rebelling against Him, even as believers in Christ.
The only thing that God really wants from us is our love, and out of our love for Him comes obedience to His will. He wants it to come from us with a sincere heart, from a pure heart, from a heart for God!
Each and everyday ask the good Lord to help you love Him with all of your heart, soul, and mind!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!