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Do We Really Love God?

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by David Brenneman in All Posts | Just for Fun | Thinking Inside the Book


Love is one of the most misunderstood words in the dictionary.

Most of us have the idea that love is a feeling of passion or affection for something or someone, and when those feelings are no longer present, love no longer exists.

However, the Bible defines love as a “commitment”. When God’s Word says He loves you, it means He is committed to you. He wants the best for you. The Bible also says we are to “love” Him!

Deut. 6:5 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength.” So how does this apply to our daily lives?

John 14:15 — “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” (Do we?)

John 15:5b — “Apart from me you can do nothing!” (Do we feel that way?)

1 John 3:10-20 — “He who does not love his fellow man is not of God.” (How about that!)

Read I John 4:16-21 to discover the true meaning of love. Love requires expression. How can we express our love toward God! Read Matthew 25:31-46. See if you can find some ways to express your love to the Lord.

I challenge you to pick up your Bible and read the above scriptures in their entirety and discover what it means to love God! Then take action, express your love in a tangible way to someone in need, without expecting anything in return.

Remember, Jesus said when you do something for “the least of these” you do it for Him.

-Clair Hershey

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