Updated: Jan 31, 2019
Do you love God? That is the Great Commandment Jesus gave us:
"And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And 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." - Mark 12:28-30
So, do you? Do you love God with all of your 1). Heart? 2). Soul? 3). Mind? 4). Strength? It doesn't take great insight to discover that Jesus is clearly referring to totality. Total being. Total devotion. Total exclusivity. You must love Him more than your father or mother (Mt. 10:37). You must love Him more than you love your own life (Jn. 12:25). Sounds crazy, right? Jesus wants total commitment. He rebuked the church at Ephesus when he told them that he must be our first love (Rev. 2:4). So, is Jesus your first love, your supreme love, your one and only total love?