GOD: love, perfect love, divine love..
Deuteronomy 6:5 (KJV) “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”.
Matthew 22:37 (KJV) “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”.
When you were a child and you heard your mom or father call your name, you might not pay attention really, or you treat it casually, but when you heard your name being called in duplicates or triplicates you automatically reigned in the attitude because that was notice that there was something very serious to be discussed and you really understood the ramifications of ignoring it at that time.
Such is the Word of God, all of it is for our direction, edification and as a blueprint or guide in this walk where WE decided to pursue. I am in a quandary with many folks who decide to take on the trek and then dissect the Word to make it more palatable for them. I took a job with a company and they handed me an employee handbook and I better understand the gist of what is inside those pages or I just might find myself on the street; yet we treat the Words of our Heavenly Father as a article of offense. I am truly amazed.
But to revert to the readings today: it’s about love, it repeats the same instruction over and over again. In meditation or worship I get to the point sometimes of asking God to “Love me more”. I don’t know if that is possible, He loves us and that’s it, but worship does that to me. It is a demonstration of love to God, yet somehow it translates to you asking Him to love you.
I don’t know if that is acceptable or if it boils down to our selfish nature of wanting things for ourselves, but the Word says, “love thy Lord with all your heart, soul and mind” slight variations when you take it from OT or NT, but the meaning is consistent.
I don’t know if I do that: love Him wholeheartedly. But it is something I want to do desperately; yes desperately. I want to know more about Him, what He thinks, how He thinks, how He comes up with decisions. I am curious about God.
I really think that might be my own irrationality, but in the meanwhile let me ponder in my own private way, why?
How about you, how do you feel about this relationship you are in with Him?
Trivia: In speaking to God, he told God that He was perfect before him: who is this person?