Saturday, October 6, 2007


Jesus Christ said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

Why do you love God “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength”? Do you love Him because you are just commanded to do it? Or, you love Him because you are aware of His Glorious “Beauty”?

In Genesis 29, we read that “…Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful. Jacob was in love with Rachel...” (verses 16-18.)

Notice that Jacob was attracted to Rachel and was in love with her because of her beauty.

If physical beauty could attract us and caused us to love it, how much more if we know the Beauty of God?

We read in Jeremiah 9:23-24, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the LORD.”

Do we really understand and know the Attractiveness of the Lord – the Beauty of His “kindness, justice and righteousness”?

If you do, you do NOT need to be forced, be commanded, or even be told to love Him. God’s Loveliness and Beauty is much, much greater than that of Rachel! If you are spiritually conscious of the Beauty of His Goodness, you will not be repulsed by it. You cannot afford to ignore it. No one who “understands and knows” the Attractiveness of His Love and Justice will be inclined to reject Him.

It will become natural for you to be attracted and to love Him with “all your capacities and power.”

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