Just how do we love the Lord with our whole heart? The bible says we are to do this, and yet the cares of the world tug and pull on our hearts all the time. Spouses, children, parents, close friends, all draw from the love in our hearts. How do we give enough love to all those we care about and still love the Lord with our Whole Heart?
The Amplified bible says it this way in Mark 12:30, “And you shall love the Lord your God out of and with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and principal commandment.”
Then the next verse commands us to love our neighbor as ourself. So how much love can we give out of this whole heart of ours and still give it all to God?
Well, I’d like to think about this as stated in the Amplified version, “out of and with.” So we love “out of” our heart, and we love “with” our heart. The bible says that God is love, and when Jesus saves us and sends His Holy Spirit to live within us, His love then becomes part of us. This then enables us to have enough love to share “out of and with” our hearts, our souls, our minds. What a mystery and a miracle! Thank you Jesus!
Anyone care to share any additional thoughts or insights?