The Doctrine Of Jesus
There is no other commandment that is greater than these: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:28-31). Jesus connected these words to the whole Law and the Prophets (Matthew 22:40), to resurrection life (Luke 10:28) and to the Kingdom of God (Mark 12:34).
Every moment of every day, through eternity, the power of God’s love is flowing to us. He loves us with all of His soul, His might, His strength, and with everything He owns, including His Son. God exists beaming that love toward us (Ephesians 1:19). How can we possibly love God with all our strength, with everything that we are made of, and with all that we have? We open up to His love, and we return that love back to Him. We step into the flow of His love toward us and we let the force of it sweep us into His Kingdom.
Jesus made a life of loving God possible for us by restoring us into a relationship with the Father. Everything we are and everything we do can be channeled into a love for the Father. Whatever God will do in this generation, He will do through a people who have this relationship with Him and who live in that great commandment. Father, let us experience Your love. Let us think about ourselves as You think about us. Let there be no resistance to the power of Your love for us. On this Sabbath evening with the young adults at Mount Zion, we step into a new day of living in the power of Your love and loving You back with all that we are.
This message titled “The Doctrine Of Jesus” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available at Living Word Publications.