8297 love, for God

8297 love, for God

Scripture teaches believers to love God and shows how such love should be expressed in worship and practical service.

Believers’response to God’s love

1Jn 4:19 See also Dt 7:7-8; Ps 116:1; Jn 15:16; Eph 2:4-5; 1Jn 4:10

Love for God is commanded

Mt 22:37-38 pp Mk 12:29-30 See also Dt 6:5; Dt 10:12; Dt 11:1; Jos 22:5; Jos 23:11; Ps 31:23

Loving God involves loving Jesus Christ

Jn 8:42 See also Jn 5:42; Jn 15:23

Expressing love for God

Delight in worship and in God’s house Ps 27:4 See also Ps 26:8; Ps 43:4; Ps 65:4; Ps 84:2; Ps 122:1,6; Ac 2:46-47

Love for God’s word Ps 119:97 See also Ps 1:2; Ps 19:7-8,10; Ps 119:16,35,72,163; Jer 15:16; Eze 3:3

Self-sacrifice Lk 14:33 See also Jn 21:15-17; Ro 12:1; Php 3:8

Giving 1Ch 29:3 See also Ex 25:2; Ex 35:5; 1Ch 29:6,9; 2Co 8:4-5,8; 2Co 9:7

Obeying God 1Jn 5:3 See also Ps 40:8; Jn 14:15,23; Jn 15:14; 2Jn 6

Loving others 1Jn 4:21 See also Jn 13:35; Jn 15:12; 1Jn 4:11

The blessings of loving God

Jn 14:15-16 See also Jn 14:23; Jn 16:27; 1Pe 1:8

Examples of love for God and Jesus Christ

Ps 18:1 See also Ps 73:25; Mt 26:7 pp Mk 14:3; Jn 12:3; Lk 2:37; Lk 7:47; Lk 24:53; Jn 11:16; Jn 21:16; Ac 21:13; Heb 6:10

See also

5015heart & Holy Spirit
8134knowing God
8208commitment to God
8434giving
8453obedience
8481self-sacrifice
8603prayer, relationship with God
8624worship, reasons
8632adoration

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