Who is the one who loves God? Many people think that to love God is to give tithes, give offerings, be the first to come to the church, give donations, etc. I want to tell you that this does not prove that we are true believers of God. Being a true believer goes far beyond our works. To be a Christian and to love God is to live a life consecrated to God, take up our cross and follow Him every day.
The Bible tells us:
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
As I said in the opening paragraph; we can do all good work and be punctual, but none of that determines that we are people who really love and fear God, and that love itself goes much further. If we could find a meaning for the word love, it would be something completely complicated, since we can not define the word love perfectly. We would say: “Love is giving”, “love is this or that”, but not dear brother, love is much more than that and I think that the best definition of love is “God”.
The best and greatest love shown in the entire history of humanity is the life of Christ given for our sins on the cross of Calvary. There is no love that surpasses the love of Christ, there simply is not and never will be.
Do we love God? How can we show that we really love Him? Simple, verse 21 gives us light on these questions, for it says: “He who has my commandments, and keeps them, that is he who loves me.”
We have the powerful Word of God, and in it are written the commandments of our God, and we must not simply read it, we must seek to keep His Word and be sanctified every day through it.
God is my shelter and my protection. He is the only father Who rest me. Amen
I have known God but began to fear him about the age of 11. So it would be thoughts, doing, speaking, not being unkind always trying to be good to make God nit think of me less because I wanted to be special.
I have changed and have become protective if myself because of wicked people trying to harm me.
I want to give more if my life to God but I do not know how and the right way to go about it. Going to church is on step, been confirmed nit baptised And I would like to go under water.
I love my LORD JESUS CHRIST he gives me strength to get through the day I thank him for giving me life and forgiving me of my sins IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN.
Thank you Jesus for saving me and I praise your precious name always, in Jesus name amen. There is no words that can describe what you did for me on the cross Lord i praise you forever and every. Thank you Jesus, amen
This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me in the name of Jesus amen
I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I know HE died for me and Rose from the dead and will return again. I’ve been baptized in His Name, and I’m sold out for Christ Jesus. Amen