You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
-Mark 12:30 (KJV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
The very nature and heart of God is eternal LOVE and this sublime attribute permeates every other of His superlative qualities. This greatest of all commands to LOVE the Lord our God, embraces and intertwines with every other facet of His character. Love is the alpha and headspring of the fruit of the spirit. Love is the superlative and pre-eminent affection of the soul. Love is the peak and pinnacle of a life that is hid with Christ in God. And when all is brought to completion there remains these three: Faith and Hope and Love – but the greatest of all is LOVE. God desires that we love HIM to the very heart and core of our being – that the deepest affection of our souls is securely centered with love on Him – that our moment-by moment thoughts and intellectual ponderings turn in love to Him with an undivided mind. It is out of His deep and everlasting love for us that He commands this level of affection from His children – for He knows that only as our love is centered on Him, will our lives be transformed into the image of the likeness of the only begotten Son of His Love.
Father God I know that my love is weak and cold by comparison with Your yearning heart of love towards me, which is expressed in the incredible gift of the Lord Jesus as my substitute and saviour. I want to love You more and more with every facet of my life, in thought and word and deed. Pour into my heart Your holy love that I may be used as a channel, to pass Your love out to those that I meet today – in Jesus name . AMEN
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