Over the summer months I have heard and spoken of the importance of good relationships. For this reason I felt it equally important to blog on the topic also.
The scriptures reveal two very foundational loves: Love God and love one another. We need the love of God in us to be able to love one another. To do this we must spend time with God. Scriptures tell us as we spend time with Him we become more like Him.
He is love. It is the reality of the definition of the word love. Loving God is the first commandment.
The second is like it: love one another. This means also being with people. One cannot always just love from a distance. Love is knowing people and choosing to love them even when we see their faults. After all, we all have them. God’s love in us and through us is demonstrated by how well we love others. It is not always easy. It is not always convenient nor reciprocated. It is the demonstration of how God loves us and them equally.
People often say “I am God’s favorite.” The truth is that His love is so broad that He can love each one of us so totally that we all feel like we are special. His love is so comprehensive that we can draw confidence in it to love the unloveable.
We are in a time that these values are being tested. Do we love God enough to spend dedicated time with Him? Do we love those He sends us who need His love ? Are we obeying the most important foundational commands to love God and love one another?
Lord, help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, (who is with me always, even until the end of the age), to love You more and love those whom You send me in Jesus Name. Amen.