This past Sunday School's lesson was on love. Deuteronomy 6:5 states, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." The class was asked the reason Moses stressed the difference between loving God and loving God with all our being. As usual, I didn't speak up, but I will share my thoughts now.
To me, Moses was trying to teach the people to not just have 'emotional' love. Emotional love doesn't last when one becomes angry or disappointed. In other words, emotional love is not a 'mature' love. Moses was stressing the importance of taking the emotion out of love. To love in all instances. Even when we don't understand what God may be doing or saying to us. When life throws us a curve ball and turns out completely different than we had planned. Love God always. Love Him so deeply that that love isn't dependent on whether or not God answers our prayers. Love God for who He is, not what He does. Surrender ourselves entirely to Him through a love that never changes.
With this being the month of February, I thought this was a good topic to share. How much do you love God? Is there room for improvement? Can you say that you love Him with all your heart, all of your soul and all of your might?
David was greatly loved by God because David loved Him. Even when David did wrong, His love for God never changed. He is a good role model to study on. Read Psalms and how even when David was at his lowest, He would praise and love God. David never lost his faith.
When we love God with all of our being, think of how that love will overflow to those around us? What a better world this will be if we can all learn to love God with all our might.