That’s what God did. And God’s game plan is basic. He wants us to have a vibrant connection with Him through Christ and also He wants us to walk deeply in relationships with others. That is God’s agenda.
Jesus nutshelled this in a couple of succinct sentences. Matthew 22:37 &39. “Love the Lord your God…” that is an intentional thing. “… with all you heart…” that is intensity. “…with all your soul…” intensity. “…with all your mind…” intensity. “This is the first….” Level One “…and greatest commandment. And the second it like it…” Level Two. “…love…” intentional, … “your neighbor as yourself…” intensity. So we have intentionality, a decision to love, followed by intensity. Level One, Level Two. Must be pretty important. Must be huge. The Bible never tells me or you to love ourselves. That is a given. I love myself. You love yourself, too. But when I am asked to love my neighbor as myself, wow.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young