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Lead Like Moses Devotional 50

by David Joynt on July 31, 2022

Lead Like Moses Devotional 50

DEUTERONOMY 6:5 | You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

A law that commands love?! How is that possible? Isn’t love a spontaneous emotion, a sudden warming of the heart, an immediate response rising up unbidden from the depths of our souls? How can love or happiness or satisfaction or compassion or any other emotion be commanded?

Biblical love has a measure of passion and emotion but a foundation in intention and decision. If love is never embodied in action it is a solo experience, but love is given by God to bind us to Him and one another, it is meant to be shared. We must decide to love and to do the things that grow our love for God. Study, prayer, service, worship, and obedience help us grow closer to God and then with intimacy comes passion and emotion.

How do you connect law and love?

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