KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:37 (NET). “Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”
God our Father is the Lord of all goodness. Every law of God is set up for the freedom of mankind. The highest commandment of God is the highest principle for every man’s liberation and peace. One of the Pharisees came to Jesus and asked what is the greatest commandment. The Lord Jesus said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” — Matthew 22:37 (NET). The Lord’s answer reveals God’s heart for mankind. God’s call on men to love Him totally reveals His love towards men. He seeks for a corresponding response of love from us.
To love God in truth, we must consider His abundant love shown to us. We’ve got to consider the greatest sacrifice of our Lord Jesus and the amazing implications to us. Through His death we are qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. We have become the very righteousness of God. This and many more should move us to replicate this love with all that we are. Loving Him in reality is what makes available all that He has for us.
God created us to fellowship with Him. Love for God opens up to that individual God’s amazing goodness. “But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.”— 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NET). God calls for total love. Loving Him with all that we have, and we are. This is the strongest answer to the greatest temptation of man, that is idolatry. Idolatry is simply anything that makes our hearts cold towards God. It is that thing which takes God’s place in our lives. Idolatry is a snare to mankind. Unfortunately, a great number of humanities are engulfed in it. The hearts of multitudes are occupied with all kinds of things. Even some Christians are found in it. Today God calls you to give no place to any other thing, but to allow Him to have you fully. This is your perfect freedom.
THOUGHT: LOVING GOD IN TRUTH IS TRUE LIBERTY
John 14:21 (KJV). “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
1 John 4:18-19 (KJV). There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.