Mark 12:30 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.’
We throw the word love around lightly in the
21st century. Maybe a better word here would be “treasure”. You can
love a dress or vanilla ice cream. But treasure is adoration. Worship. And when
we know God genuinely we will treasure Him.
Loving God with all of your heart is to obey
Him. The heart is the mission control center of your life.
4:23 Above all else, guard your
heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Jesus is asking for a submitted
love, an obedient love.
John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands.
If you say your heart belongs to God then
that will manifest itself in your actions. Love includes feelings, thinking AND
Loving God with all of your soul is the
feeling part of love. It’s passion, zeal and a personal relationship. It’s
getting excited about God! Enjoying Him!
Loving god with all of your mind means to
esteem him. We are told to hold our thoughts captive. Everything we do must
Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.
Loving God with all of your
strength means to exert yourself for Him. Be active in the church. Make
If Christ had just loved us
without doing – we wouldn’t have the promise of Heaven!
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