And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” And he answered, “you shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.” And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28 NASB
Sounds easy. Does it? Is it?
“Love with all your heart.”
“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 NASB
Without the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in us, we are not capable to love the Lord with all our heart.
“Love the Lord with all your soul.”
The soul. The inner, spiritual part of us. We are not able to love with all our soul unless our soul is in communion with the soul of God Himself.
Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. Leviticus 26:11 NASB
“Love the Lord with all your mind.”
But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:14 NASB
Without Christ in us we are blind and unable to love God with all our mind.
“The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will extol Him. Exodus 15:2 NASB
We are weak without the Lord. He is our strength.
So how can we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strenghth?
We need to know Him. Not of Him, but personally know Him.
How? Seek Him.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 NASB
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NASB
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Psalms 105:4 NASB
Seeking God, you will find Him because He is love. His love, who He is, enables us to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 NASB
Continually Seeking Him,