How’s your love life??

Questions are everywhere. Online surveys abound, not to mention all those questionnaires circulated by your friends to get to know you better. (Has one of them has recently asked you, “How’s your love life?”). Perhaps the greatest, the most important question asked, raises that very issue. It put to Jesus and recorded in the New Testament, in MATTHEW 22:37 — 

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

I call this the greatest question because of the answer Jesus gave — asserting that this one thing is the greatest duty laid upon human beings:

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.”

heart-sketch-web1The greatest commandment is to love God. Do you love Him? Do you see how Jesus was concerned that we love God with more than a passing affection — and with more than mere feelings? Every faculty of a person (heart, soul, mind) is summoned to love the Lord your God. And this is to be without reserve, without limit (all your heart, all your soul and with all your mind…”).

Examine your heart, my friend. This is no small thing to gloss over or ignore. It is the very reason you were created — to know and love the Lord your God (and then, love others in His name).

Get time with God — in His Word, the Bible, and on your knees in prayer. Gather with others who love Him dearly. I pray for you what Paul prayed (Eph. 3:17-19),

…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith — that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.


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