If Jesus was standing right next to you? What would you ask Him? About His travel plans for your life or His plans of prosperity in your life? One of the best and wisest questions was asked of Jesus in Matthew 22:36 and I am so glad that this individual asked. “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 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 22:36-38). Jesus said that there is nothing else like this commandment in the entire world or Bible. There is nothing more important than becoming someone who loves God. No job, amount of money, full or lay ministry, husband or wife is greater than loving God.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Loving God involves the spirit of love.” And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5). Loving God is something that is imparted unto us. It is one of the highest prayers one can pray, to love God. People do not actually love God. They love the things He gives to them but do not actually love Him. People do not love God because they love other things. What do people love as opposed to God?
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:15). The love of the world is something that draws people away from loving God. The love of this world deletes that love of God in you. One way to get yourself to love God is to delete all the alternatives that have been presented to you. If loving God is the greatest commandment, it must have the greatest reward. There is nothing more beneficial in this world than loving God. If you are not prayerful but you love God, I believe you may be even more blessed than a prayerful person. Just think about it, who would you prefer? Someone who loves you dearly and never asks for anything or an individual who asks you for a lot of things but does not love you? An individual always saying “give me, give me, give me” or someone who has dreamy eyes for you? May you have dreamy eyes for God! What are the things of the world? Expensive cars, lavish houses, the USA, Germany, Australia, money. It is not easy to love two people. One must go out for another to have its rightful place. From today, the love of the world is out of you.