Jesus said to the twelve [disciples], `You do not want to go away also, do you?’ Simon Peter answered Him, `Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God’.
Compared to having a total personal commitment of love for God, everything else is insignificant!
Jesus once made an incredible statement. He said that you can summarize the entire teaching of the Bible in just two commands. The most significant of all directions ever given to man, said Jesus, was “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” The second most significant? Love people.(Matthew 22:37-39).
All your heart. All your soul. All your mind. Just stop and think about those words for a minute.
Jesus is saying to you that the whole Bible was written to teach you to love God so completely that, compared with that love, everything else in your life is insignificant. How much people like you, how wealthy you are, what car you will drive, how big your TV is — all those things matter zero compared to loving God.
So. How is your love life? What could you do to increase your love for the Lord? Do Jesus’ “words of eternal life” grip your heart as they did Peter’s?
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