Reasons To Rehearse The Gospel Daily. Day 16-Obedience Borne Of Love

REASONS TO REHEARSE THE GOSPEL DAILY

Day 16-Obedience Borne Of Love

To love God with all my heart, soul, and mind, and strength is the greatest commandment in the Law.57 If I could simply fulfill this one commandment, I would gladly fulfill all others as a natural matter of course.

So how can I come to love God with all my being?58 The Bible teaches that genuine love in my heart for God is generated by an awareness of His love for me,59 and nowhere is the love of God more clearly revealed than in the gospel.60

Therefore, preaching the gospel to myself is a great way to keep God’s amazing love before my eyes, so that I might experience its power to produce in me a passionate love for Him in return. Captured by His love in this way, my smitten heart increasingly burns to do His will and feasts itself on doing so.61

57-Mark 12. “(28)…’What commandment is the foremost of all?…(30)…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

58-1 John 5:3. “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not burdensome.”

59-1 John 4:19. “We love, because he first loved us.”

60-Romans 5. “(7) For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. (8) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” John 15:13. “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Ephesians 2. “(4) But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which He loved us, (5) even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ…,”

61-John 14:31. “…so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me…”John 4:34. “Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.'” Psalm 40:8. “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law in within my heart.”

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