LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE

LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE

Matthew 22:35-40 (NKJV) 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the first and great commandment. 39 “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Love God!  It sounds easy, until we think of what that means. God tells us that if we love Him, then we will love people.  Now that is where it gets hard!  Oh, it is easy to wake up and say, “Oh Father, I love you.  I love you so much, and my life is yours.  Anything that you ask, I will do.”  Then we hear His still small voice saying, “Ok, go and love so-and-so,” and that is when the challenge begins!

You see, people are made in the image of God, but we are still living with these bodies right now.  As much as His command is to love Him, it is just as much His command to love one another. We cannot just pick and choose which scriptures we want to live by.  His Word is complete, and His Word will always give us the victory!

When we make a decision to walk the true love walk, then we will be acting like our Father.  The Bible declares that God is love.  It does not say that God uses love, but that He is love.  When we walk in love towards the unloving, we are acting just like Jesus, Who loved us even when we were still in our sins.

So today, make a decision to love those that are unloving, and to fulfill His commandment on both ends.  Make a decision to be like Jesus, and to live with an attitude that every person is special and loved by the Father.  Remember that if we do our part, God will do His.  So go ahead: Love God and Love People!

Confession:  Today, I choose to love God, and to love others. Today, I choose to get out of my comfort zone, and to be a blessing to others.  When I love others, I am truly expressing that I love God.

Today’s Bible Reading

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2 Chronicles 24 – 25

Romans 12

Psalms 22:19-31

Proverbs 20:8-10

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 6

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Romans 11:33-36, Romans 12:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 89:30-37

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Chronicles 6

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Romans 11:33-36, Romans 12:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 89:30-37