Do You Love God?

Do you love God?
This may sound like an odd question, don't we all love God? Perhaps, but that depends on how we are answering this question. With biblical godly terms or our own definition of love? That matters right? So what definition are we using?

matthew 22:35-38 jesus said to him, “you shall love the lord your god with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. this is the first and great commandment.

So how do we love God

with all of our heart,

soul and mind - which is the number ONE commandment. S h a m e o n u s if we can't get the number ONE commandment correct!

So how do we love Him? Let's look at what the scriptures has to say:
John 14:15 15 If you love Ne, you will ke e p N y c o m m a n d m e n t s .

John 14:21 21 Whoever has N y c o m m a n d s and ke e p s t h e m is the one who loves Ne. The one who loves Ne will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show Nyself to them.” John 15:10 10 If you ke e p N y c o m m a n d s , you will remain in Ny love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in His love.

John 14:23-24 23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who l ove s N e w i l l o b e y N y t e a c h i n g . Ny Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love Ne will not obey Ny teaching. These words you hear are not Ny own; they belong to the Father who sent Ne. It should be obvious that loving God is defined by k e e p i n g H i s c o m m a n d m e n t s . When we disobey or ignore His word we are showing that we in fact do not love Him, regardless of all the loving words we may say to Him or about Him. It is o u r o b e d i e n c e to His word and N O T our loving words, good intentions or good deeds that reveals our love for Him. Nark 7:6-8 6 Jesus replied to the Pharisees “These people draw near to Ne with their mouth, And honour Ne with their lips, but their hearts are far from Ne.” What would you think if your husband/wife told you and everyone else...