David Jeremiah daily devotionals May 11 2022:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Recommended Reading: Mark 12:28-34
In this day of navigation by GPS, we are used to being told our arrival time in miles, hours, and minutes. That is because we are traveling to a geographical location. But what if our destination was the Kingdom of God?
Jesus gave a teacher of the law a hint when He said, “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34). What prompted such a clue? It was the teacher’s agreement with Jesus that love of God and love of neighbor were the two most important commandments. Apparently, love of God with heart, soul, mind, and strength (and love of neighbor) puts one in close proximity to God’s Kingdom. That means the Kingdom is not (for now) so much a place as it is a set of beliefs leading to God-like actions of love. The Kingdom of God is the rule of God, both now and in the future. We glorify God now—we experience His Kingdom rule—when we love Him with all we are.
Today, make sure your love for God moves you ever closer to the heart of His Kingdom rule in your life and the lives of others.
Love rules His kingdom without a sword.
Author: David Jeremiah
Source : Turning Point Ministry /davidjeremiah.org