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Four-fold Love

A garland of love


Mark 12:28-34.

Our text tells the story of how one of the teachers of the law came to Jesus, and asked what the most important commandment was.  Jesus looked at him and replied:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength."

The teacher of the law then said, "Well said, teacher!  You are right in saying that God is One, and there is no other God but Him.  You must love Him with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength."  When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, Jesus said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God."

When we begin to worship and praise God, we have to acknowledge that our God is a Great, Big, Awesome God!  Looking at the above commandment, we find that there are four ways in which we need to love our God:

  1.  With all our hearts.

  2.  With all our souls.

  3.  With all our minds.

  4.  With all our strength.

Let's be an example to everyone and check every day that we are loving God in these four ways.  We can test this by examining our prayers, how we worship and praise God, our thoughts, our words, our actions and by the way that we treat other people.

Make a start today and know that God will guide and strengthen you as you seek to love, and serve, and honour Him in all that you do and say.

God bless!

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