Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.(Mark 12:30)
In the previous teachings we have been looking at how to love God, I believe that before we move on we have to look at something the bible says about loving God.
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.(1 John 4:20).
The bible says the if you say you love God and hate your brother, you are a liar. The reason for branding such a person as a liar is because it concludes that you can’t love God or something you can’t see while hating someone you can see.
Your love for God has to be seen through your love for people, because God loves people that’s why he sent His son to die for people and also instructed us to preach the good news to people. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.(John 3:16), Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19).
If you truly love God you will be able to do something for somebody else so that they can receive the light of the word of God.
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.(Luke 1:1-4)
Consider everyone around you just as you consider yourself, because that’s how the Lord and people can verify your love for God.