Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. He also said,
Do this and you will live [Luke 10:27, 28 (NIV)]. This sounds simple… until you try to do it. Truly loving the Lord requires us to put Him ahead of all others – ourselves, our families, our friends. It requires us to put Him above all other things – our finances, our property, our desires, our dreams, or our lives. Now, how easy does it sound? Next, we are told to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves… which includes our families, our friends, our finances, our property, our desires, our dreams, or our lives. While it sounds quite costly, we are also told if we love the Lord our God, He will honor His covenant and we will live, and increase, and be blessed. May we live, increase, and be blessed… according to His mercy and grace. Amen.
Passage: Luke 10:25-28