I’ve started this series because I think that people don’t talk enough about God’s love. The love for God and for people in this world is not there anymore. We ought to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth, that includes loving God and His people.
Firstly I want to start with saying that nobody can love us the way God loves us. There is no measure to His love. He loves us so much that He calls us His own (sinful people) and we can love others because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).
What are the biggest commandment?
The biggest commandment is to Love God. Loving God involves loving His Word and His way. Secondly, love your neighbour as you love yourself. Lastly, love yourself!
Matthew 22:36 – 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 And Jesus replied 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 first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ 40 The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
God is pouring His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Rom 5:5). God’s love knows no end. He is L-O-V-E! God loves us all. I’ve started reading Without Rival (Lisa Bevere) and I absolutely love one of her statements – “God doesn’t love us equally, He loves us uniquely”. Rest assured, He loves Y-O-U!
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He[even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life – John 3:16 (AMP)
At the end, it all starts and ends with love. Love is everything. God IS love!