Love: A Holy Command
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"Where do we find ourselves with regard to this first great duty — 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart?' What does that phrase mean to us? If Jesus had said, 'Thou shalt love thy lover with all thy heart,' we would have known what He meant. Well, He did mean that, but the Lover is to be God. The majority of us have an ethereal, unpractical, bloodless abstraction which we call 'love for God'; to Jesus love for God meant the most passionate intense love of which a human being is capable."
Oswald Chambers, Love: A Holy Command
Love: A Holy Command is an inspirational treasury of quotations from the works of Oswald Chambers, the world's most beloved devotional writer and author of My Utmost for His Highest.
When asked about the greatest commandment, Jesus summarized it with a single word: LOVE. He then stated the priorities of love – love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
How can you obey this holy command? According to Oswald Chambers, "Love is the sovereign preference of my person for another person, and Jesus Christ demands that that other person be Himself." We cannot truly love apart from God because God IS love. We love because He first loved us, and genuine love comes from God and flows through us.
Chambers will inspire and challenge you with his simple and direct biblical wisdom. And as you begin to comprehend God's great love for you, that love will begin to change your world. Each page also features questions for your own personal reflection.
Also available in this series of gift books by Oswald Chambers are Hope: A Holy Promise and Faith: A Holy Walk.