Matthew 22:37; "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind". Matthew 22:38; "This is the first and great commandment".
Those who believe in Jesus and receive His salvation are asked for their devoted love to God. This type of love requires an attitude where God is so valued and respected that causes us to truly long to have fellowship with Him. Striving to obey Him and bring glory to Him and His name. They will want to advance His kingdom and live for His honor and righteous principles on earth.
The love for God means having a personal attachment of commitment and faithfulness to Him. Our faith should be firm, not wavering, and faithful to our commitment to God, genuine devotion, and loyalty to God's righteous principles in a world that so many are rejecting Him. We need to have a yearning for the presence and fellowship of God at all times.
When we love the Lord with all of our heart this means wholeheartedly not just part of our heart. Our heart cannot be divided in love for Him. We need to know we need Him completely. Our love for God must be a sincere love not one that we say and let it go at that. Our love for Him must be a strong love; we must love Him more than anything else, it should be a supreme love.
All of this may sound like to much but to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind isn't hard at all. If you will think of all God has done for you it will just come as a natural thing. God is the one who will always be with you, help you, take care of you, guide you, and lift you up if you will just let Him.
To love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind is the first and great commandment.
May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!
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