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Loving God

Mark 12:30

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. NIV84

profileLoving God is much more than just saying I love you.  We say I love you to loads of people we really don’t love.  I mean the words can lose their meaning at times because we use them so much.  We also might get lost in the meaning of love if we use it too often.  Loving Godare we really loving God todaythat is the question.

Loving God involves all that we are and all that we have.  Mark records these words in his gospel account from our Lord – Mark 12:30 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. NIV84

Here is the partial context of today’s passage.  Mark 12:28-31 – 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” NIV84

Only you and God know whether you are loving God with your all!  Others might be able to guess – by the way we live – but only you and God know for sure.  Are we loving God with our everything?  Are we seeking His face and desiring His grace with all that we are and all that we have? Are we loving God?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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October 10, 2013 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I LOOK FORWARD IN READING BLOG, IT HELPS ME TO DO WHAT JESUS SAID. I DO LOVE GOD HE COMES FIRST, I JUST HAVE TO WORK ON NY CO-WORKERS.
    THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME.

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    Comment by BOBBI DUSTIN | October 10, 2013 | Reply


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