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How to love God?

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by surrendersacrifice, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Because God is love, to love God is to have true love for others. Jesus therefore tells us that if we love him we will keep his commandment-which is to love one another as he has loved us (John 13:34-35). He loved us by sacrificing his life in order to compensate for the offenses (which included betrayal and unfaithfulness) we committed against him. Furthermore, he asks us to free our selves of anger against another human being (Matthew 5:24); avoid any occasion that would make us have lust in our heart (Matthew 5:28-30); stay faithful to our spouse even if there is betrayal and unfaithfulness (Hosea 3:1); do not retaliate when others hurt us (Matthew 5:38-40); give to everyone that asks for something (Matthew 5:41-42); offer the other cheek if slapped on one; give your shirt as well if someone demands your coat (Luke 6:29); love our enemy; and pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5: 43-45).

    On our own it is impossible for us to follow the above teachings. However, by His sacrifice on the cross Jesus instills His spirit in our heart; so our faith in him will enable us to follow the above teachings.

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