Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.
“If you love me, you will obey my commands… Those who know my commands and obey them are the ones who love me, and my Father will love those who love me. I will love them and will show myself to them” (John 14:15,21)
“The most important command is this…”Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30)
“We love because God first loved us…Those who do not love their brothers and sisters, whom they have seen, cannot love God, who they have never seen. And God gave us this command: Those who love God must also love their brothers and sisters” (1 John 4:19-21)