“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22: 36-39Tweet
Simply put, Matthew 22: 36-39 makes it clear that we must love God with all that we are and in everything we have. And yes, that is a tall order, mostly because God is, an omnipotent, omnipresent and Omniscient Father. In other words, He is infinitely knowing, wise, has universal knowledge; knows all things. Only God knows everything.
So, for those who put faith in psychics, fortune tellers and the like, beware. Know that it is impossible to believe that God is all the (Omni’s), while also believing a human can predict your future.~Ministerneecy
I love 1 John 4:20, because it brings the hypocrisy in many of us to light.
In man’s eyes, 2020 remains unwritten, because God gives us numerous chances to get things right during our lifetime. How many times have you found yourself “feeling some kind of ungodly way” about another brother or sister?”
For those of us who choose to answer this question honestly, the answer is probably more times than I care to mention. Reasoning with ill feelings about others is a sign of having a conscious, a will to do the right thing and think the right way about people you may not care for. While the task often proves difficult it is possible to overcome disturbing feelings with Gods help.
When one observes both Matthew 22: 36-39 and 1 John 4: 20 simultaneously, it is impossible to think that it is okay to hate or dislike one of God’s children for any reason. Now, we must never confuse disliking one’s behavior or treatment of another with disliking a person.
Here is where God’s grace, having faith and believing with all your heart that God can change any person or thing, if it is His will, comes into play. Whenever we find ourselves in a situation were tolerating the presence of another is unbearable, it is time to ask God to deliver us. However, it is important to keep in mind that God may not deliver us in the way we expect nor desire, because He works in mysterious ways.
“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” 1 John 4: 20
For many Christians, this task seems to be the most difficult. We even forget from time to time that God knows our hearts. In as much as whatever is in the heart comes out in our words and actions, it behooves every believer to search his or own heart.
Searching the heart prompts believers to act, if they are who we profess to be, a Christian?
I challenge each one of you to search your heart today because, as you know, tomorrow is not promised.
Do you believe with all your heart that your heart is right in the sight of God?