Thou shalt Love. Deuteronomy 6:5
"Lovest thou Me?"
"Who art Thou, Lord, that I should love Thee?"
"I am He that liveth, but I died; I loved thee, and gave Myself for thee; I have made thee mine forever in a bond that even death cannot break; I have loved thee with an everlasting love; I shall never be at rest till thou art with Me where I am."
"Indeed I would love Thee; but how?"
"Thou shalt love Me with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
"This were impossible unless Thou give me the love Thou requirest."
"This I will do for thee, since love is of God. Only obey these simple directions:
"1. Abstain from all wrath, anger, malice, evil speaking, and all else that would grieve my Holy Spirit.
"2. Yield thyself to the Spirit, that He may produce in thee His choice fruit - Love. 'The fruit of the Spirit is love.' 'He sheds love abroad in the heart.'
"3. Consider my love to thee, especially that I died for thee when thou wert yet in thy sins. Meditate much upon the sacrifice I made for thee, that thou mightest have thy sins blotted out, and enjoy the peace which passeth all understanding.
"4. Believing that thou hast received the love of the Spirit, begin to let it work through thy life to all around thee.
"5. If thy heart is unwilling to love any, put thy will on My side, and confidently believe that I am able to work in thee to will and to do of My own good pleasure."