SERVING WITH OUR WHOLE HEART
J.Heinrich Arnold (1913-1982) wrote, “We know that by ourselves we cannot change the world. But Christ will, and we want to give ourselves voluntarily to him. He demands our whole personality and our whole life. He came to save the world, and we believe that he, not any human leader, will one day govern the earth. For him we live, and for him we are willing to die. That is all that is asked of anyone. Jesus does not expect perfection, but he expects us to serve him wholeheartedly.”
In trying to trap Jesus, some religious leaders of the day asked him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. …” The idea of perfection and being sinless and never making mistakes is foolish talk and thought. We know who we are, what we are and our limited abilities. Like The Great Law quoted from Deuteronomy 6 by Jesus… we just love and serve the Lord with our whole heart.
Which commandment is the most important of all?
“The most important is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Jesus