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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

The Why behind the What

The 1st Commandment (Matthew 22:37) is that we would love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Why would God ask this of us?

It’s because this is the way God loves us.  God loves us with all of His mind; How vast is God’s mind?  God loves us with all of His strength; Imagine the strength of God!

The 1st Commandment answers the ‘why behind the what’.  We know what He did – He created the heavens and the earth.  He established redemption for mankind.  This verse tells us why He did what He did.

Here it is in one sentence: God wanted to establish a family for Himself.  He wants an equally-yoked Bride for His Son Jesus.  The inheritance of the Son includes a people who will voluntarily love Him because they see His worth.

John 17:26 – Jesus is praying for the saints.  There is nothing like this in the Bible.  After this, He goes to the garden of Gethsemane.  He says, “Father, I have declared Your Name to them…so that the love with which You love Me would be in them…”

This is incredible.  We will love Jesus in the way the Father loves Jesus.  That is being equally yoked in love.

There is no higher calling.

Are you looking for a purpose?  You’ve just found it.  Go after this.  Ask the Father to grow in love for His Son Jesus.

It’s the only safe place.

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