Love is the Goal

February 26, 2019

God says: “Let love be your greatest aim.”  (1 Corinthians 14:1)  Not success, not status.  Not power, not possessions, not privilege or prestige.  He says, “Make love your number one goal in life.”  Why?  Because God is love and He wants you to be like Him. 

The Bible says that God created everything in the universe out of love.  That was His whole motivation.  He made you to love you.  Did you know that?  That’s why you’re here.  You were created to be the object of God’s love.  So, He created you and He put you on this planet to learn to love.  In fact, one day Jesus was walking down the street and guy comes up to Him and says, “Sir!  Sir, can You tell me what matters most?  Of all the things in the Bible, what should I really focus on?” Jesus said, “Oh, I can answer that.  I can summarize the whole Bible in two sentences.  And, if you get these two things, you get it.”  Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.  And love your neighbor – love your neighbor just like you love yourself.  There are no commands more important than these.”  (Mark 12:30-31)   That’s what it’s about! 

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