KEY SCRIPTURE: John 21:15 KJV So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
You can do the Lord’s work without loving the Lord, but you cannot love Him and not do His work. God wants His work done, yet it must be done by men and women who truly love Him. Love for the Lord is the pass mark. 1Corinth 13:3 KJV, And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Anything done for the Lord without a sincere love for Him does not count before Him. Do you love the Lord?
Love for any one begins from a good. knowledge of the person and what the person stands for. You must get to know Him and therefore, decide to fall in love with Jesus. True love means surrendering your will to please, the one you love. You seek to please the man you love. Loving the Lord Jesus is true liberty. 2Corinthians 3:17 KJV Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. This scripture really means, where the Spirit of the Lord is Lord there is liberty.
Loving the Lord means seeking to please Him at all cost.
The Lord Jesus said, loving Him is the greatest commandment. (Matt 22:37) The commandments of God are His principles for liberating us from bondage. His laws are not grievous. (1st John 5:3)
Anything you love or place above the love of the Lord will enslave you. The real competitor for the love of God in a man’s heart is the love for themselves. This is the cause of human perils. 2Ti 3:1&2 KJV” This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves,” Love for yourselves against love for Jesus is the cause of all the evil that overwhelms you. Note: Love for self is the reign of Satan over man. Free yourself from every satanic manipulation by giving your heart in absolute love for the master. Loving Him put you on top of the world (1st Corinth 2:9)
I love the Lord Jesus with all my heart. He is the delight of my soul. I am set free from every emotional bondage. I reign in life because the king of kings reigns in my heart. What a life.!
1John 5:3 KJV ” For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous”.
1Corinthians 2:9 KJV” But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”.
2Tim 3:2 KJV ” For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”