Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012

"Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:36-40

One thing is undeniably true about love - it always shows! I can't imagine that you would have a real true love for someone and not have it show.

So, if you have a real love for God others will see it. If they don't, maybe you don't. Francis Chan asks a probing and defining question in Chapter 6, where he quotes John Piper’s challenge from God is the Gospel”:

"The critical question for our generation—and for every generation— is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ were not there?"

That IS the question isn't it?

How will you answer?

What will you change?