“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6: 5.
We all want to love God as He deserves because He first loved us and He gave His only begotten Son to save us from the terrible punishment associated with sin and its condition.
We want to return this love and we are ready to offer our best because we know that He deserves it more than anyone.
No one can match what He has done and done and will do and just for that, There can be no more worthy.
The simple act of giving your love to someone, the first time we fall madly in love, our outlook on life and reality literally changes, and our priorities are completely upended.
The things that we considered important become insignificant and vice versa. Our whole being is in revolution and regardless of age, our love pushes us to offer ourselves totally to the loved one.
Why are we doing this?
We are love, born of love and issued from love and shaped with this basis since God created us in His image, therefore in that of love. If we look at all living things, we are downright harmless: no claws, no shells, no pikes or spikes, powerful fangs, poison, or other elaborate defense or attack system… No none of that, not even fur.
We are very gentle and made to love as God said to Adam, to take care of the garden, of creation, and to take care of it. Adam named the animals, walked around, ate the fruits and vegetables, nuts, walked, and shared with God.
To love and to be loved is the nature of man and all the things that we do are related to this basic concept and nothing you can try to say or do comes out of it.
We all want to be loved and loved in return. I would even go so far as to say 1000%.
This is why the feeling of hatred is so strong, betrayal, revenge, bitterness, injustice, abandonment, disappointment, forgiveness, rejection, mockery, intimidation, etc, all this comes from the fact that when we love we do it like a child with the original purity coming from God who loves us unconditionally and who has deposited this in us until corruption reaches us and through wounds we retained this love.
“I give you a new commandment: love one another. Yes, as I have loved you, love one another. By this, all will recognize that you are My disciples: by the love you will have for one another. ” John 13: 34-35 (John 3.11)
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How do you love God?
We cannot love God if we do not love ourselves since it is written that you will love your neighbor as yourself. Therefore if you treat your neighbor badly and that means any person, then you don’t love yourself and therefore you don’t love God.
I know this is hard to hear and take, alas it is the truth.
The truth (Jesus) says it and the truth does not lie to itself. Just as loving the other in marriage and only loving that person and no one else the same is the same thing we should do towards God.
The same principles attached to it apply just as we become one flesh, Jesus says that with the Father He is one and it is no longer we who live, but Christ. We receive the Spirit of God and are connected with Him,
“ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Our life is totally changing and we can no longer be selfish. Marriage is so good and this is one reason that God established it and gave Adam a woman in the name of Eve which means life since Love creates and produces life. Thus avoiding that the man does not focus in the long run on himself and comes to judgment and comparison, to end up separating (ref: satan).
“Let your life be directed by love, just as Christ loved us and Himself gave His life to God for us as an offering and a sacrifice, the fragrance of which pleases God.” Ephesians 5: 2
How To Love God Bible Verses
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
“Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
“You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.
“It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,
For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord, your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in His ways always—then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.
“Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God.
and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
O love the Lord, all you, His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.
and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
2 John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
1 John 2:5
but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us.
It is a choice, a decision, an alliance, a commitment, and a reality that pushes us to love, and the more we love the more we know each other, and the more we can know God and thereby return to Him this love that He will accept and receive. with pleasure, joy, and praise. We must love ourselves first and let the Holy Spirit guide us in the process of inner healing so that we can be like Him.