“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.  Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.”  (1 John 2:3-4, NIV)

Jesus requires only two simple things of any who would follow Him: (a) Love God with all of our being and; (b) love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Generally speaking, we love ourselves. . . a lot.  God does not begrudge our high opinion of ourselves so long as we are willing to hold the same opinion of all others.

To love God with all our being is to love God not only with all that we are but with all that we have.  It is the nature of love to give.

To love our heavenly Father is to do as He requires.  – Luther

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