Love The Lord

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Love The Lord


“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew‬ ‭22:37-39‬ ‭KJV


According to Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “Love” is, ‘agapaō’ (G25) which means, “To love (in a social or moral sense.)” It is your choice to Love God. Jesus declares in Matthew‬ ‭22:37 to, “Love God with all of your heart.” Notice that Jesus uses the word, “All”. Jesus declares, to love God with all of your heart.  


What part of your heart have you not given over to Christ? What portion of your life have you kept away from Him? Choose to surrender every aspect of your heart over to God. Surrender every area of your life over to Christ. Choose to love God and surrender your life over to Him. Yield to God’s Way of doing things. Let His Word search every area of your heart. Let His Word strengthen your character. Let His Love transform you. Let His Love transform the way you think about others.


Matthew‬ ‭22:37-39‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ expounds on the Words of Christ this way, “And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). [Deut. 6:5.] This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. [Lev. 19:18.]” Love the Lord with all of your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). Choose to let your heart, talents, gifts, abilities, and intellect reflect the love of God. Let the work of your hands reflect His Love and Character.