Knowledge Gives Love Right Direction….

He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’

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Integrity is embraced in the commandment Jesus singled out as the greatest of all—loving Jehovah God with one’s whole heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Love must be directed first to God, above all others. Otherwise it will become misdirected and even lead into the worship of a creature or thing. Knowing God’s purposes is essential, because a person knows then what is best for his own welfare and that of others and will know how to express love in the proper way. Our love for God is to be with our ‘whole heart, mind, soul, and strength.’ It is to be, not merely an outward expression, but a love that reflects the total inner person. Love involves the emotions.

 

But if the mind is not equipped with knowledge of what true love is and how it acts, love can be expressed in the wrong direction. The mind must know God and his qualities, his purposes, and how he expresses love.

 

In harmony with this, and since love is the most important quality, dedication to God is to theperson of Jehovah himself (in whom love is the dominant quality) and is not to a work or a cause. Then, love must be carried out with the soul, every fiber of one’s organism; and all one’s strength must be put behind that effort.

 

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~ by DJ Camstar on 17/05/2016.

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