On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?" He answered: " '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.'"
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
Loving God is a big deal! According to Jesus it’s the answer to “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
It’s a life or death, heaven or hell kind of question!
Serious students of this Teacher pause to ask, “Do I love God?”
Well, I go to church. I give money for good works. I try to be a good person.
That’s good. But there is still a question - Do I love God?
Isn’t it possible to do a great many things for God, in the name of God and not really love God?
Isn’t there something in the Bible about this? Doesn’t it say we can have all knowledge, give all our goods to feed the poor and even suffer martyrdom and if we don’t have love it profits us nothing?
Do I love God?
This is a big deal! The only thing really…