What Does God require of Us?If only we could work out what God wants from us, and then give it to Him, life would be so much simpler, right??? Well, it is simple! In the Gospels, Jesus tells us that Love is what God requires of us. He sums up all of the law in love: 'love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength, and with all your mind. And love your neighbour as yourself" Luke 10:27. Simple, but still a pretty tough call all the same!
It takes God to love GodA Wise Man once told me "it takes God to love God". This reminds me that I desperately need the love of God inside me before I can even begin to really understand what it means to love God or others. It's like His love opens us up to be able to love. 1 John 4:19 puts it nicely:
we love because He first loved us