Do You Love Jesus?
Most of us learned Jesus Loves Me by heart in Bible class. The love of the Savior has been impressed upon our hearts from the beginning. We have heard so many times “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son...” And we do need to understand the love which God has for all people.
Sometimes, though, we seem so enamored by God’s love for us that we forget that His love should draw us into a relationship with Him. God’s love should arouse a response in kind from us - love. To soak up the love of God like a sponge and not return it is to misunderstand love entirely! Jesus taught us: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35). Love is quintessential giving.
John wrote, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments...” God’s love for us moved Him to give us what we needed - a Savior. Our love for God should move us to give God what He wants - people to do His will. This is the heart of the matter - Do you love Jesus? Do I love Jesus? If so, let’s listen to His voice.
Is your personal life a mess? Do you love Jesus?
Is your presence at His table sporadic? Do you love Jesus?
Is your giving paltry? Do you love Jesus?
Is your marriage more like a train wreck than a scenic express? Do you love Jesus?
Is your prayer life on life support? Do you love Jesus?
Are you available when a need arises? Do you love Jesus?
Do you keep your mouth closed when you should be praising the Lord? Do you love Jesus?
Are you still looking at porn? Getting drunk? Using vulgar language? Do you love Jesus?
Do you talk about Jesus in your home? Do you love Him?
Are you the center of your life? Do you love Jesus?
Do you love the Lord Jesus above all else?