"It (love) is not rude. It is not self-seeking, is easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." I Corinthians 13:5
"A double-minded man is unstable in all he does." James 1:8
In my early grade school days I struggled with math but I eventually figured it out.
God's spiritual math is tougher to comprehend. Faith is the major factor in calculating God's math. Here is an example from James 1:8:
2 MINDS = 1/2 HEART
The formula shared by James expresses a problem - when you are double-minded you are half-hearted.
Does that add up for you?
It equals the truth expressed by Paul in verse five of Chapter 13, "Love is not self-seeking" Okay, think about it. If I am seeking God while also seeking my own will and desires, I am of two minds (double-minded). In all the areas where God's mind is different from mine, I will be in possession of two minds. But when I am divided in my loyalty my heart will be divided in two. Therefore, I will be half-hearted toward each.
Praise God, He is not half-hearted toward you or me! He has no duplicity of mind! His love for us is unlimited, unwavering and unconditional!
So, when He commands you to love God will all your heart, and all your soul and all your strength and all your mind He has every right to expect that measure of love!
Here is your spiritual math test:
Are you double-mind?
Are you seeking what's best for you while also trying to experience the love of God?
Are you of the opinion that God's love is not enough for you?
If you feel that His love is not enough, that may be evidence you are half-hearted.
Love is not self-seeking because it leads you away from fully seeking God Who is the source of perfect love.
Why not try this math formula?
God's love + 0 = Perfect Love Multiplied In Your Heart!