If you had to explain to someone 'how to love God / fulfil the first commandment', what would you say?
Well it is written that we can say we "love God" but unless we love others according to the "law of Christ" we are lying. So only in the Royal law are we keeping that which the first Commandment required.If you had to explain to someone 'how to love God / fulfil the first commandment', what would you say?
Well we very much can love others..we have Gods love shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit and we, in turn love others by what has first been given to us. This is the true keeping of the commandments of God. (law written upon the heart) In and of ourselves we are not able..I agree ,but we are not of ourselves we are of Christ.@ mitspa, we can't love others, our love in tainted with conditions and come with strings attached. We have to let the HS with in us love others the way He does with agape love.
( I learned that from my Pastor.)
Still good topic you touched on.
When we are by faith moment by moment in God's Spirit the experiential is from the spiritual rather than the physical realm. There is an infinity of God's fruit in the realm of his Spirit and imagination and creation are ever living from His love in which we when in His Spirit give love from. From here we can bless God with love because His perfect love is being given from us to Him in praise and goodness.If you had to explain to someone 'how to love God / fulfil the first commandment', what would you say?
Jesus doesn't make it anymore clearer:
“If you love me, keep my commands."
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.”
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.24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
Definitely some good verses to start the day off.
I think I love the Lord, when I see of Him. It helps me appreciate him.
My form of love (perhaps is wrong, I don't know), isn't as much a 'doing the right thing'-type of love, as it is an admiration love.
Seeing God do things in my life, makes me happy, and makes me praise Him in my heart.
Makes me thank Him. Makes me more appreciative of Him, and makes me sing about Him.
For me, love comes by seeing God, and seeing God comes by seeking Him, and allowing Him to reveal Himself in my life!