“On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all you mind.” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Luke 10 25-28
You have a clear and compelling call to love others to life!
That is your purpose to leverage every acquaintance, every friendship and every relationship into loving them to life in Christ.
Jesus, later in this passage, tells a story about a Samaritan who literally loved a needy man to life.
In this Great Commandment teaching Jesus is telling you that in order to love others to life you must allow Him to love you to life.
How could you hope to love like Jesus unless you are loved by Jesus?
He loves you with all His heart so you must open all of your heart to receive His love if you want to be loved to life.
He loves you with all His soul so you must receive His love with all your soul if you want to be loved to life.
He loves you with all His strength so you need to receive His love fully into your weakness. He and His love must become your only source of strength is you want to be loved to life.
Jesus loves you with all His mind so you must allow His love to transform and renew your mind if you want to be loved to life.
Loving others to life is the result of being loved to life by Jesus!
Do you know that love?
Have you received His love fully; into all your heart, and into all your soul, and into all your weakness and into all your mind?
That is what it means to love Jesus – being fully loved by Him!
That is how you love others to life! You let His life and His love flow through your heart, soul, strength and mind!
You can’t live until you have His love and you can’t have His love until you give Him your life.
Will you do that this morning?
Will you give all that you know about yourself to all that you understand about Him?
I think you’ll love it!