If the greatest command is to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, then the greatest sin is not to.
I came across this quote and I have to admit that it made me think about this Bible verse in a whole new way.
The actual verses are written in Matthew 22: 37-40
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect.) This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets. AMP
Jesus summed up in two verses what had been the whole Ten Commandments that had been given to the Israelites in the wilderness.
The word “shall” gives a command to do it – not just if you feel like it or agree with it.
Also we don’t get to choose one of the three ways to love God. He said with ALL our heart AND all our soul AND all our mind.
God wants every part of you to be able to produce the kind of fruit that can do some great damage to the kingdom of Satan here on earth.
I know it seems to be the popular thing to live life in a way that pleases you, but there is no greater feeling than knowing that God is in control. What an awesome thing that the Most High and Holy God would choose any human to do work on His behalf. He has not chosen just any human – he has chosen YOU.
Give your heart, soul, and mind to Him and let Him accomplish what He desires through your life.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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