Today’s Encouragement is Luke 10:25-28 NLT One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”  The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”  “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
Love the Lord –
Eternal life is ours, it’s written in the Bible, as we Love the Lord, with everything in us, and our neighbors. Jesus went on to explain, with the Good Samaritan parable, what it means to love our neighbors, but my friend what does it mean to love God?
The complete answer is far beyond a few words in a devotional, but here are a few thoughts…
We Love God:
As we comprehend His immeasurable love for us. John 3:16, Jesus died to set us free. Romans 5:8 … even when we were in our sinful state.
As we spend time with Him. Luke 10:39 Mary sat at His feet, listening.
As we learn more of His nature, His character. Hosea 6:3, Press on to know Him; John 6:35 we will be taught by God!
As we love His people, we are also loving Him. Hebrews 6:10.
Friends we choose to love God and others. Once we make that choice, God makes it possible. He empowers us, by His Grace and His Spirit, and fills us with His love. 1 John 4:19, so that we can Love Him and His people.
Father without You we are nothing and incapable of any good, much less Love. Empower us Lord, as we consider Who You are, while listening to this song, to truly Love You!
Let’s think about our God