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MARK 12 : 29 - 31 NKJV

29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’[a] This is the first commandment.[b] 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no other commandment greater than these.”

So Jesus says that these are the first and greatest commandments. The first one basically saying that the most important thing that you are required to do is to love God with every part of yourself. What is it to be totally given to someone or something in this way? Well I believe that the one or thing that you so adore will so captivate you that you will serve him, her or it with your time, effort and finances. You will be totally given to that person or thing. Some people worship or adore a football team, tennis player, golfer or the sports themselves. To others it may be their family or Spouse. For how many people is the person that they are given to, Almighty God??? Well if you are not surrendered to loving God with all of yourself  then you are ignoring the first and most important commandment. Therefore you have broken that most important commandment. 

JOHN 15 : 10 NKJV

10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

JOHN 15 : 14 NKJV

 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

Wow if you keep my commandments you will abide in my love? Do you believe that your life is really great, that you are so blessed by God in all that you do and you are overflowing with gratitude for the love and blessings that He is continually bestowing on you? If you are not living such an abundant life maybe you are not keeping His commandments?

You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. Wow if you are not doing what God commands you to do then you are simply not his friend, in fact you are His enemy!!! 

ROMANS 5 : 7-10 NKJV

 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

We were enemies of God because of disobedience to God which is sin. But we can be saved through the sacrifice of Christ by being reconciled to God. How does that work? We can be forgiven!!! How does one become forgiven? It begins with asking for forgiveness and then no longer doing that act of disobedience any longer.(Repentance.) So how does someone completely give themselves to loving God? It is a journey of being reconciled to God, a journey of taking on Christ's sacrifice by receiving His forgiveness and then walking in obedience to Him.

LUKE 7 : 47 NKJV

 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

Therefore without the forgiveness of Jesus Christ no one has the capacity to love fully. So if you want to be a real Christian who loves, then you can ask God to convict you of your sinfulness, ask for His forgiveness and ask Him to empower you in Love. How do you feel when you have done something that is terrible to someone else? How do you feel when you have been forgiven by that person? Do you feel set free? Do you feel loved? Jesus is ready to give you that feeling, but it is up to you to take the first step. If you take this step you will begin to understand how you can love God with all of yourself. 


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