A Voice in the
Re: Love Him in Service
A.W. Tozer once said, "The great of the kingdom have been those who loved God more than others did...." Too often our love for Jesus is sadly impersonal. We believe in His Person, we worship His Person, but we relate to Him far too impersonally....He forsook heaven's throne to become the incarnate Son of Man, to die for us, to redeem us for Himself and make us the special eternal object of His love...to make us collectively His bride and personally His beloved..Let's confess how cool and casual we too often have been in our expression of love to Him....We need the Spirit's help to love Jesus as we should....
When Hudson Taylor was once asked what was the greatest incentive to missionary work, he instantly replied, "Love of Christ." William Booth's passion for helping the underprivileged, the derelicts of society, and for world evangelization was built upon his passion for Christ....Lord, give us this passion whatever the cost! --Wesley L. Duewel
"Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah. And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. (Deu6:4-5)
"If you love Me, keep My commandments" (Jn14:15)
"Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. He said to him, Feed My lambs! ...Shepherd my sheep! ...Feed My sheep!" (Jn21:15-17)
"..each one as he received a gift, ministering it to yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God; if anyone ministers, as by strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom is the glory and the might to the ages of the ages. Amen. (1Pet4:10-11)