Matthew 22:37-40 New International Version (NIV)
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” ⤵️
✌🏿❤️He leaves us with these two commandments: Love. Love.
✌🏿❤️Everything that we are to do hangs on these two requests. If we don’t get the first one right, it’s inevitable that we’ll mess up the last request.
✌🏿❤️Once our hearts are sincerely turned toward Him, our actions will reflect a deep level of intimacy. Our words will reflect quality relationship with Him. Our minds will be elevated to think loving thoughts like Him. We’ll allow our conversations to be full of grace and seasoned with salt. (#Col4v6) This won’t come unless we’ve allowed Him to be our anchor. ⚓️
✌🏿❤️Many times we don’t love our neighbors correctly because we’ve not learned to love ourselves correctly. More intimacy with the Creator allows us to understand that we are crafted and created in His image. He created us for His glory; He created us well. When we learn to love Him well, we will learn to love ourselves well, and we will learn to love others well.
✌🏿❤️Today and always, focus your hearts and minds on these two commandments. Strive to perfect the first one, daily. Strengthening your relationship with the Almighty will enable you to have strong, wholesome, and healthy relationships with those around you. This is His desire for your life.
K ❤️ R I S S ❤️