“Jesus answered, ‘The first and most important one is: ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL (life), AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND (thought, understanding), AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’” MARK 12:29-30 AMP
We were looking at this Commandment. This is the number one, numero uno, of all principles Jesus teaches. It is the most important of all. Love God, your God with ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND, AND STRENGTH.
This love is deeper than just feelings or emotions. This love is deeper and more powerful. It comes from within the heart, deep but also secondly it comes form the head, mind. This love is deep spiritual and action, work. This love is not just talk. Love is heart, feeling and mind thoughts and intentional. Love is action. Love is Action. When love you show, not because you have to but because your love fuels you, it drives you, you can’t help but show love to who or what you love.
Everything other love if it is to be real and sincere must flow from the love of God first. This is why there is a huge Love challenge and issues in our world. We have hatred, division, racism, separation, bigotry, embedded into the fabric of our society which are Love Challenges.
Love, real love, sincere love can not be fabricated by humans to human. Here is the problem to all our problems with people, family, loved ones, friends, co-workers, etc…. Most of what we call love is not love. If it is not flowing from inside of you from Gods Love to outside of you, then it is just camouflaged human feelings and emotions. These feelings and emotions get angry, jealous, bitter, selfish, hateful, etc… These feelings and emotions do not flow from Gods Love, but they flow from our lower nature. This is why we have so many problems with relationships and people.
“Beloved, let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience]. The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]” 1 JOHN 4:7-8 AMP
1 Corinthians 13:1-8. Love, Real Love, Sincere Love, True Love, not ewes gooey mushy stuff. Real Love comes from God. It cant be made up. This why we can really forgive people because we have the real love of God flowing from deep within us to others. When you can’t say you are sorry and mean it, if pride keeps you from humility you are not loving from God’s Love, but from your selfish human made fake love. God is Love. If you don’t love you don’t have God. He said it, not me.
Real Love, God love is:::::“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-8 AMP
“And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 AMP
UNSELFISH LOVE FOR OTHERS GROWING OUT OF GOD’S LOVE FOR ME. UNSELFISH LOVE FOR OTHERS GROWING OUT OF GOD’S LOVE FOR ME. UNSELFISH LOVE FOR OTHERS GROWING OUT OF GOD’S LOVE FOR ME. UNSELFISH LOVE FOR OTHERS GROWING OUT OF GOD’S LOVE FOR ME.
This unselfish love for others growing out of God’s Love for me. We can love others when God’s Love is received, believed, and protected in your heart, spirit, mind. God’s love flowing from within you to outside to others because you have received, embraced, God’s Love for you. God’s Love first. You can’t love others till you love yourself first.
“This is the second: ‘YOU SHALL [unselfishly] LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” MARK 12:31 AMP
“The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There are no commands more important than these.”” Mark 12:31 NCV
“Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.”” Mark 12:29-31 MSG
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF, YOU SHALL LOVE OTHERS AS WELL AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE YOURSELF.
LOVING GOD. THEN LOVING YOU. GOD TO YOU THEN YOU TO OTHERS.
SELF LOVE. Many people have troubling loving God, because they have trouble loving themselves. Because they have trouble loving themselves they have trouble loving others.
We have trouble loving others because we were not loved properly by people, this is why it is the utmost urgent to receive God’s Love Daily. We beat ourselves up with guilt, shame, condemnation, over and over and over we play the same recordings in our head and heart. I am no good, I am a failure, I am a looser, I not a good Christian, I am not dependable, I am not happy, I am not. WE reaffirm all these negative thoughts, memories, feelings, emotions, over and over till they control our lives. Our culture tries to find freedom and relief in drugs, alcohol, food, entertainment, gambling, work, money, but self hatred and shaming continues.
I got this revelation about me when I got God’s revelation about His love for David. David was a man just like me. I did some pretty great things for God. David also did some pretty dirty low down things against God and others. How could our God describe David as, “A man After God’s Heart?” We read at times David was single-mindedly devoted to God, yet at other times he failed miserably, yet still God said He was a man after my heart.
David was a human with God’s heart and his heart, God’s mind, and his mind. The part that loved God he loved God, but David was fractured man. God describes us all as broken vessels needing to be filled with God every day. The Bible says that God see the heart of a man, but humans look at the outward appearance.
We are not perfect people, we fail, we fall, we hurt and get hurt, we blow it at times, but then we get up, we overcome, we conquer, we win, we love and receive love, we are loved by God is full grace and mercy. His love never gives up on us. I love my God you loves me and excepts me with all my faults and cracks and flaws.
I have received His love. God loves me. Because I received, and believe this love can be given to me. I am not perfect and no one is and no one will ever be till be with God in Heaven. David wrote God was his strength. David wrote He would praise God with all His heart, and tell of all His wonders.
“For Your name’s sake, O LORD, Pardon my wickedness and my guilt, for they are great.” PSALM 25:11 AMP
David was humble, realized his need of God everyday. God’s Spirit is housed in broken vessels. Love you, God does, forgive yourself, God did. Set yourself free, Jesus did. Receive His love & forgiveness. Be Great, Great God is within You, He believes in You, You believe in you. He loves you, you love you. This is the second command, “love your neighbor as you love yourself.
“He who gains wisdom and good sense loves (preserves) his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good and prosper.” PROVERBS 19:8 AMP