Musings on science, the Bible, and fantastic literature (and sometimes basketball and other stuff).
God speaks to us through the Bible and the findings of science, and we should listen to both types of revelation.
The title is from Psalm 84:11.
The Wikipedia is usually a pretty good reference. I mostly use the World English Bible (WEB), because is public domain. I am grateful.
12:28-31 tells us that the most important commandment is to love God.
In Luke’s description of
what was probably the same event, Jesus explicitly affirmed that answer (World
English Bible, public domain):
Luke 10:25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, “Teacher,
what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is
written in the law? How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “You shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your
strength, and with all your mind; [Deuteronomy 6:5] and your neighbor as
yourself. [Leviticus 19:18]” 28 He [Jesus] said to him, “You have answered
correctly. Do this, and you will live.” [All these “loves” are agape love.]
So how do we love God?
One way, Jesus said, is to
follow His teachings, or commandments. See John 14:15-24. Most of those
teachings are in the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7. See also the “Great
Commission,” of Matthew 28:18-20.
An on-line search led to
many articles on the subject. Here are some of their suggestions on how to Love
God: 1) be thankful, including for things we don’t like. 2) trust God 3) put
God first 4) be committed 5) be humble 6) spend time in prayer.
Some other ideas: If I
really love someone, I will pay attention to what they say, even if I don’t
like it, or it’s repetitive. If I really love someone, I want to be in their
company. If I really love someone, I want the best for them -- I want them to
be thought well of. May I feel that way about God the Father, Son and Holy