Loving God, Loving Others 愛神,愛人
We are experiencing one of the worst snowstorms that has faced Dallas. Many have lost water and electricity. In this time of difficulty, we can all rise up to the occasion and pursue the two greatest commandments that God gave us.
37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
Love God more than anything else in the world: The most important command God gave us is to love Him more than anything else. This snowstorm has reminded us how fragile our life here in this world is. Everything can be taken away in an instant but our relationship with God can never be taken away and that’s why we should love Him more than anything else in this world.
The best way to show our love to God is by obeying Him: John 14:15 says, “if you love me, obey my commandments.” Now that we know that the most important command is to love God more than anything else in this world, the best way we can express our love to God is through our obedience to Him. More than songs, words or sacrifices, God desires our obedience. Let us express our love to God by choosing to obey Him.
Love others as the second most important commandment: In this snowstorm or any difficult situation that we know people are facing, let us express our love to God by obeying His second most important command which is to love others as much as we love ourselves. Let us always find ways to help and support others because this is one of the best ways to express our love for God.
～ Min. David Or 柯啟洋傳道～