Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27
‘One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. ‘ Mark 12:28-34 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/MRK.12.28-34
You are not far from the kingdom of God. Why was Jesus saying this to him? The Pharisee made sure to point out that loving God was more important than any religious ritual. I am going to take it a step further. Loving God is more important than anything. Ask yourself this question, what have you put before God? Okay, now that you are done deceiving yourself. Ask God. Trust me He knows exactly what you have placed before Him. If you are having a hard time finding praying this, let me help you start.
Dear Father, your Word says that I should love you with all my heart, my soul and mind, and that this is more important than anything. I know because of my human nature, I have people and things that I have placed before you. I don’t know what they are, so Father show me, so that you become first in my life.
In Yeshua(Jesus) Name I pray, Amen